Akari light sculptures at Public Record

Whatever form of quietly beautiful art and design you’re after, we bet you’ll find it at Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland store Public Record, where founder Yuka O’Shannessy champions meticulously made pieces from Aotearoa and Japan. Her timelessly elegant curation now includes a selection of late US artist and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi’s celebrated Akari light sculptures. Isamu designed the first in his series in 1951, after travelling to Gifu, Japan, to study the region’s traditional crafting of lanterns and umbrellas from paper and bamboo. He described his Akari lights as “poetic, ephemeral and tentative”, and you could call one of them yours via:

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