About the Designer
Isamu Noguchi United States (1904 - 1988)
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|
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Sophia from Wappingers Falls, NY– Verified Buyer
Protective packaging. Assembly easy once you figure which is up. Quality first rate. Noguchi signature etched in edge of glass.
Anchors a room
John from Oklahoma City, OK– Verified Buyer
Worth every penny. Easy assembly. Pros are everything. No cons.
Lisa from Ellicott City, MD– Verified Buyer
What a stunning coffee table! It is like having a sculpture in my living room.
Willemina from Pacific Palisades, CA– Verified Buyer
I have wanted this table for years. In fact I almost bought a replica a few years ago. I held out though for the real thing and I'm so happy I did. It is a complete joy to look at and for such an artsy piece it is entirely functional -- you can even configure it differently. It is the perfect size for a small or big space. I highly recommend this piece to anyone who is considering it.
eunjung from college station, TX– Verified Buyer
Simplicity, elegance, fits with contemporary and mountain home styles.
The best quality
Nancy from Seattle, WA– Verified Buyer
It's a beautiful design. I got the black lacquered version which accentuates the curves on the legs. It's a very large table and I'm glad I had the room for it. I shopped a long time to be sure that I wanted to spring the bucks. There is a certain time of year that Noguchi goes on sale--I think it's in November which gives a good savings.
Angela from long beach, CA– Verified Buyer
Love the table. Used a protractor to set correct angle of legs! Read directions carefully...
Noguchi table is a piece of art
JC from MD– Verified Buyer
What can I say that hasn't been mentioned in other reviews. I waited for several months for the semi-annual Herman Miller sale to purchase this table and it was worth the wait. The Noguchi table is beautiful and well made. If you apply some force to the edge, the table will wobble a bit but it is structurally sound in contrast to the what I've read about the knockoffs that sell for a fraction of the price. My active two year old has climbed on top of it and we've had no issues with it.
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.