Isamu Noguchi, born in 1904 in Los Angeles to the Japanese poet Yone Noguchi and the American writer Leonie Gilmour, studied at Columbia University and the Leonardo da Vinci Art School. He subsequently established his first independent studio and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1927. He then worked as an assistant to Constantin Brancusi in Paris and presented his first solo exhibition in New York. He studied brush drawing in China and worked with ceramics under Jinmatsu Uno in Japan. His experiences living and working in different cultural circles are reflected in his work as an artist. Isamu Noguchi is considered a universal talent with a creative oeuvre that went beyond sculpture to encompass stage sets, furniture, lighting, interiors as well as outdoor plazas and gardens. His sculptural style is indebted to a vocabulary of organic forms and exerted a sustained influence on the design of the 1950s. “My father, Yone Noguchi, is Japanese and has long been known as an interpreter of the East to the West, through poetry. I wish to fulfill my heritage”, he wrote in his proposal for a Guggenheim Fellowship. Isamu Noguchi died in New York in 1988.
|Style: Modern||Top Finish: 1: Black|
|Top Finish: 2: Cherry||Top Finish: 3: Walnut|
|Top Finish: 4: White||Distressed: No|
|Top Material: Glass||Base Material: Wood|
|Solid Wood Construction: No||Design: Table|
|Shape: Free Form||Legs Included: Yes|
Questions & Answers
“Hello, does the Noguchi coffee table come in a natural wood base?” asked by Sandra
“Hello, how stable is this table, I have pets weighing 36 lbs. all together?” asked by Nathaniel
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Herman Miller ® Noguchi Table
Bruce from San Francisco
I love the free flowing design of the table but I can't help but wonder if there was a specific configuration the glass should be on the base. I'm sure the designer must have had something in mind.
Everyone loves it.
gabrielle from Rollingwood, TX– Verified Buyer
What a classic piece. It is functional and makes a statement.
Very modern coffee table
Cindy from Arnegard, ND– Verified Buyer
I love love love this table! Very modern the glass is very heavy and the designers name can be seen . There are a lot of copy cat tables designed after this, but I like the original designer furniture . I am very proud to own this and show it in my contemporary home
Danielle from San Jose, CA– Verified Buyer
I waited this table for a long time, and when it was on sale, I ordered it and waited more than a month, and finally got it in my living room, it really worth it!
MEILING from WEST COVINA, CA– Verified Buyer
Sturdiness, stylish, and classic. Love the thick Herman miller signed glass for authenticity.
Johanna from Great Falls, MT– Verified Buyer
This table is the best ever--both artistic and functional--like having an elegant sculpture in my living room.
Eleazar from Tucson, AZ– Verified Buyer
Beautiful and sturdy. It certainly fits our modern decor. The glass top is very heavy so I wouldn't try moving it without help
Melissa from Syracuse, NY– Verified Buyer
I absolutely love this piece. It is Artwork on my floor. Classic design and timeless.
AG from Teaneck, NJ– Verified Buyer
Great, classic, table. We got it in black. It was very easy to assemble using the included instructions. Timeless. Looks great in the room.
Carol from New York, NY– Verified Buyer
beautiful, elegant and easy to assemble. The walnut finish is quite light in color.
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