Isamu Noguchi is not a name that is as popular among the casual decor lovers as some of the others like Eero Saarinen and Geroge Nelson. But the Noguchi Table rings a bell with pretty much everyone. Even those who might not be familiar with the name of this chic and stylish coffee table will instantly recognize this familiar piece of furniture. Designer of arguably the most popular coffee table on the planet today, Isamu Noguchi was a master sculptor who brought flair and flowing form to modern decor.
by Atmosphere Interior Design
Noguchi was a Japanese-American sculptor who worked with a variety of different materials and styles to create decor that was truly inimitable. His work extended well beyond furnishings as he produced some amazing landscape designs and critically acclaimed installations like the large sculpture ‘News’ for the Associated Press in the Rockefeller Center.
Ingenious and timeless, here is a look at few of his brilliant light sculptures along with the Cyclone Dining Table and the Noguchi Coffee Table. Enjoy the inspiration…
by Room & Board
by Allen Associates
by Garret Cord Werner
by Charlie Simmons
Iconic Noguchi Coffee Table
It is hard to be an interior design aficionado and not notice the Noguchi coffee table. The table has a smart and sleek form and yet seems to add geometric contrast to a room thanks to its curvy look. Two simple and smoothly shaped interlocking pieces of wood form the base of this trendy coffee table that comes with a glass top. Its angular design ensures that it fits in snugly even in the tight corners and works beautifully with sectional sofas as well. Versatility comes naturally to the Noguchi coffee table!
by Design Within Reach
You will be surprised to see how well this coffee table works with pretty much any theme you have going around your house. From the modern to the eclectic and from the classic to the minimal, the Noguchi table seems to blend in effortlessly with any design style one can think of. That probably is the single most important reason for its universal popularity.
by Genesis Architecture
by Elad Gonen & Zeev Beech
by Dijeau Poage Construction
by Synthesis Design
Cyclone Dining and Side Tables
The Cyclone dining and side tables started their journey as rocking stools that were initially created to complement the Bertoia wire chair. But Hans Knoll soon asked Noguchi to use the idea and craft a table with a similar wire base. The Cyclone dining table sports a very interesting design with a base that seems pretty similar to the Tulip design of Saarinen. It features chrome-plated steel wires set into a cast-iron, which sure save up on precious space. An ideal fit for small kitchen and dining areas, the table is available in a white and black laminate finishes.
by Leicht Küchen AG
Despite the widely popular coffee table and oft-imitate lineup of minimal lamps, Noguchi is best remembered as a pioneering sculptor and landscape artist. Yet you can bring home some of his genius with these fabulous furnishings that instantly elevate the appeal of any interior. Adding undeniable elegance and understated charm to any room, Isamu Noguchi’s creations are all about sculptural brilliance!
by Andrea Schumacher Interiors
by BiglarKinyan Design Partnership
by Sarah Greenman
Inimitable Akari Light Sculptures
New York Times famously remarked about home the design and sculptures of Noguchi were all about “bridging East and West” and nothing showcases this better than the Akari Light Sculptures. Inspired by the lanterns made in Gifu, Japan, Noguchi crafted this remarkable lineup of lights using washi paper and bamboo. All the original Akari lamps produced today use the same technique that was employed by Noguchi way back in 1951. The oriental influence on the design of these multifaceted lamps is obvious as each one exudes a minimal and organic look.
by Kristen Rivoli Interior Design
Coming in various shapes, sizes, styles and hues, there is plenty of choice on offer when it comes to picking an Akari Light. You can choose between the grand ceiling lamps, the beautiful table lamps and the vivacious floor lamps and pick one that fits your own needs the best. Just make sure though that you pick up an original from the Noguchi Museum Shop, as there is no dearth of cheap counterfeits in the market.
by Philpotts Interiors
by Peterssen/Keller Architecture