Dimensions

Depth 90 cm
Height 72.5 cm

Specification

Range of use Recommended for residential use only
Table top size 90cm
Year 1954/1955

The Dining Table by Isamu Noguchi is one of the most elegant dining tables in the history of twentieth-century furniture design.

The chrome-plated rods connect to a cast iron base ring to give the sculptor-designers table added stability and support, but without appearing heavy. The Dining Table is available with table tops in two sizes.

Table top
Plywood with hard laminate surface, black-stained edge

Base
Cast iron with black lacquer finish, chrome-plated steel wire.


Isamu Noguchi

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. Noguchi became an assistant to Constantin Brancusi in Paris and presented his first solo exhibition in New York. After studying brush drawing in China, he travelled to Japan to work with clay under the master potter Jinmatsu Uno.

His experiences living and working in different cultural circles are reflected in Isamu Noguchi's work as an artist. He 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 and West, through poetry. I wish to do the same thing through sculpture', he wrote in his proposal for a Guggenheim Fellowship. Isamu Noguchi died in New York in 1988.


Swiss manufacturer Vitra’s collections of furniture and lighting bring together the colour, culture and sophistication of the world’s most prominent designers.