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: White|
|Top Material: Glass||Base Material: Wood|
|Design: Table||Shape: Free Form|
Questions & Answers
Herman Miller ® Noguchi Table
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.
Noguchi table is wonderful
Dennis from New York, NY– Verified Buyer
It is a classic, and is still beautiful. Workmanship and materials are first rate. A solid recommendation from me.
Priscilla from Trenton, NJ– Verified Buyer
What a show-stopper - this table is gorgeous. Well worth the hefty price tag. I've been looking at it for 4 years and have compared all other tables to it. Love, love it!!
Max from New York, NY– Verified Buyer
Execlent Custome Service and Excelent Delivery Time. Came weeks before expected. Looks great in my apartment. I could not have asked for a better table
Meg from Starkville, MS– Verified Buyer
This piece is a gorgeous addition to my living room! It adds a mid-century modern flair to my classic contemporary decor.
The table is simply beautiful.
Neil from Centerport, NY– Verified Buyer
Just wish i waited 3 more weeks to get the 15 off sale! Timing is everything especially in retail! Maybe a rebate is a possibility
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