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Midcentury Modern Noguchi Amorphic Table
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury modern amorphic table by Isamu Noguchi, (American, 1904 - 1988) the ebonized base
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

Isamu Noguchi Mid-Century Modern 70XL Pendant Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
. Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was one of the 20th century most important and critically acclaimed sculptors
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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Mid-Century Modern 33N Pendant Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
. Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was one of the 20th century most important and critically acclaimed sculptors
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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Mid-Century Modern 33N Pendant Lamp
Isamu Noguchi Mid-Century Modern 33N Pendant Lamp
No Reserve
H 59.06 in W 18.9 in D 18.9 in
Vintage Mid Century Modern Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Side Table
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Mid Century Modern Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Side Table This mid century modern side table has
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Wrought Iron

Isamu Noguchi Mid Century Modern Akari 1A table Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
manufacturer's mark. Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was one of the 20th century most important and critically
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Mid-Century Modern Paper Akari 26A Ceiling Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
. Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was one of the 20th century most important and critically acclaimed sculptors
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Mid-Century Modern Washi Paper Akari 3x Table Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
. Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was one of the 20th century most important and critically acclaimed sculptors
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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Mid-Century Modern Large Akari Bamboo Washi Paper Floor Lamp 22N
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
. Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was one of the 20th century most important and critically acclaimed sculptors
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Rutter Dining Table after Isamu Noguchi in Birch
By Herman Miller, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A beautifully designed Rutter dining table after Isamu Noguchi for Herman Miller. It features
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Isamu Noguchi Hawkeye Measured Time Clock and Timer
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Noguchi's first mass-produced design, completed circa 1932, predating his design for the "
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Vintage 1930s American Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Side Table Model 87 for Knoll International
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Midcentury Isamu Noguchi Cyclone side table, Model 87 circa 1970 for Knoll International. Original
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Japanese Mid Century Cast Iron Ikebana Planter in Style of Isamu Noguchi, 1950s
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Stockholm, SE
Very rare mid century Japanese ikebana cast iron planter dish in style of Isamu Noguchi produced in
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardin...

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Iron

Rare Isamu Noguchi Mid Century Modern Paper First Edition 75D Akari Japan Lamp
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
. Embrace the elegance of mid-century modern design with this iconic Akari lamp, a testament to Noguchi
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Paper

Rare Isamu Noguchi Mid Century Modern Paper First Edition 75D Akari Japan Lamp
By Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
. Embrace the elegance of mid-century modern design with this iconic Akari lamp, a testament to Noguchi
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Paper

Isamu Noguchi Prismatic Table
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Dronten, NL
A Prismatic table in white enameled aluminum by Isamu Noguchi for Vitra. The table design was based
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Aluminum

Isamu Noguchi Prismatic Table
Isamu Noguchi Prismatic Table
H 14.97 in W 16.93 in D 16.93 in
Isamu Noguchi Mid Century Pendant Model "45x" in Paper by Ozeki & Co. Ltd, 1970s
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Stockholm, SE
by Isamu Noguchi and produced by Ozeki & Co. Ltd Japan, 1970s. In good original condition. Stamped
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi: Playscapes, Museo Tamayo
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Tivoli, NY
of the most versatile sculptors of the 20th century. Parques. Isamu Noguchi Texts by Manuela Moscoso
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Books

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Paper

Pair of Isamu Noguchi Mid Century Pendants "35x" in Paper by Ozeki & Co Ltd 1970
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Stockholm, SE
" designed by Isamu Noguchi and produced by Ozeki & Co. Ltd Japan, 1970s. In good original condition. Stamped
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari 7A Table Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Dronten, NL
Model number 7A table or floor lamp by Isamu Noguchi for Akari. Original version manufactured by
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Isamu Noguchi Akari 7A Table Lamp
Isamu Noguchi Akari 7A Table Lamp
H 24.02 in W 16.54 in D 16.54 in
Rare Isamu Noguchi Sculptural Bowl
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare large cast iron bowl attributed to Isamu Noguchi for Bonniers Japan. This is the larger
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Rare Isamu Noguchi Sculptural Bowl
Rare Isamu Noguchi Sculptural Bowl
H 1.038 in W 7.5 in D 7.75 in
Isamu Noguchi Akari 16A Light Sculpture
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Dronten, NL
Akari 16A pendant designed by Isamu Noguchi, 1951. Manufactured by Ozeki & Co. in Japan. Bambu
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari 16A Light Sculpture
Isamu Noguchi Akari 16A Light Sculpture
H 9.45 in W 19.69 in D 15.75 in
Isamu Noguchi Akari 70EN Light Sculpture
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Dronten, NL
Akari 70EN lamp designed by Isamu Noguchi, 1951. Manufactured by Ozeki & Co. in Japan. Bambu
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi Style Biomorphic Coffee Table
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
interiors such as modern, mid century modern, Hollywood regency, etc. Piece blends seamlessly with other
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood, Paint

Vintage Noguchi 86t Rocking Stool, Vitra
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Saint Paul, MN
Isamu Noguchi iconic rocking stool in blond wood with polished chrome accents, 14” diameter x 17
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

1960's Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Coffee Table
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Burbank, CA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern coffee table for sale. The base is solid mahogany, and has been
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Mahogany

Isamu Noguchi Akari UF2-33N Light
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Dronten, NL
Model number UF2--33N table or floor lamp by Isamu Noguchi for Akari. Original quite recent
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Isamu Noguchi Akari UF2-33N Light
Isamu Noguchi Akari UF2-33N Light
H 25.99 in Dm 15.75 in
Isamu Noguchi Akari 120F, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Grenoble, FR
Akari model “120F” by Isamu Noguchi. Original shade in washi & bamboo rims with structure in
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Mid-20th Century Asian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bamboo

Isamu Noguchi Akari L2, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
An Akari model "L2" by Isamu Noguchi (1904-1908) A light sculptural column, original shade in
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp BB3-33S
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Dronten, NL
1950s modern design. Designed by Noguchi beginning in 1951 and handmade for a half century by the
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Iron

Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp BB3-33S
Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp BB3-33S
H 66.93 in W 29.14 in D 9.85 in
Mid-Century Modern Live Edge Bench or Table
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Redding, CT
Mid-Century Modern live edge bench or table. We think this may be made of black walnut. Very nice
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Wood, Walnut

Isamu Noguchi Akari Ceiling Lamp 31N
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pendant lamp model 31N designed by Isamu Noguchi. Manufactured by Ozeki & Company Ltd. (Japan
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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari Ceiling Lamp 36N
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pendant lamp model 36N designed by Isamu Noguchi. Manufactured by Ozeki & Company Ltd. (Japan
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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari Ceiling Lamp 36N
Isamu Noguchi Akari Ceiling Lamp 36N
H 63 in W 17.72 in D 17.72 in
Measured Time Clock by Isamu Noguchi
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
The Hawkeye Measure Time Clock Timer, a masterpiece by Isamu Noguchi, stands as a testament to both
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Vintage 1930s American Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Metal

Measured Time Clock by Isamu Noguchi
Measured Time Clock by Isamu Noguchi
H 6 in W 5.5 in D 3.5 in
French Mid Century Black Desk Table Lamp by Serge Mouille & Isamu Noguchi, 1959
By Serge Mouille, Isamu Noguchi
Located in Stockholm, SE
Very rare mid century "Tuyaux" desk lamp in black lacquered aluminum by Serge Mouille & Isamu
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Table Lamp BB2-45XN
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Seattle, WA
A 1990s production of the Isamu Noguchi Table Lamp, BB2 base with 45XN shade. Overall in great
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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi Table Lamp BB2-45XN
Isamu Noguchi Table Lamp BB2-45XN
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H 24 in W 8 in D 8 in
Isamu Noguchi UF4-L8 Floor Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in London, GB
This is a 1980's Isamu Nochi Lamp purchased in Italy in the same period. The model which was designed by the American/Japanese sculptor is named UF4-L8; the shade is washi paper on b...
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bamboo

Isamu Noguchi UF4-L8 Floor Lamp
Isamu Noguchi UF4-L8 Floor Lamp
H 75.6 in W 21.66 in D 7.88 in
Rocking Stool by Isamu Noguchi for Vitra
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Saint Paul, MN
Isamu Noguchi iconic rocking stool in dark stained wood with polished chrome accents, 14” diameter
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Isamu Noguchi Akari 10DT, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
Akari model "10DT" by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi, bamboo rings & bamboo rims Structure
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 33X, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
An Akari model "33X" by the artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) Original shade in washi & bamboo rims
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 45A, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
An Akari model « 45A » by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bamboo, Paper

Freeform Sofa and Ottoman by Isamu Noguchi
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Dronten, NL
The sculptural quality of Noguchi's design vocabulary finds expression in the Freeform Sofa: it is
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Vintage 1940s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Walnut

Freeform Sofa and Ottoman by Isamu Noguchi
Freeform Sofa and Ottoman by Isamu Noguchi
H 28.35 in W 118.12 in D 51.19 in
Isamu Noguchi Akari 2P, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
An Akari model "2P" by the artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) Original shade in washi Structure in
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp, Model 10A
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Seattle, WA
A new old stock Noguchi Akari floor lamp model 10A, In pristine condition no scratches on the frame
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Early 2000s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Isamu Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp BB3-33S
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Seattle, WA
NOS (New old stock) Isamu Noguchi Akari floor lamp model BB3-33S, Made in Japan stamped on steel
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Early 2000s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Isamu Noguchi Akari 3X, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
Akari model "3X" by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims Structure in black
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 33N, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
An Akari model "33N" by Isamu Noguchi Light sculptural column Original shade in washi & bamboo
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi coffee table by Herman Miller.
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Clifton Springs, NY
For your viewing is Isamu Noguchi Coffee Table produced between 1965 and 1980. Over all height is
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Cherry

Isamu Noguchi Akari Ceiling Lamp Model 30A Akari
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pendant lamp model 30A designed by Isamu Noguchi. Manufactured by Ozeki & Company Ltd. (Japan
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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari Light Sculpture Model 1P
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Isamu Noguchi Akari light sculpture. Model 1P. Early model, marked with iconic red sun and moon
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari Light Sculpture, Model 3X
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Dallas, TX
This vintage Akari Light Sculpture designed by Isamu Noguchi is an icon of 1950s modern design: a
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Cyclone Table by Isamu Noguchi
By Isamu Noguchi, Knoll
Located in 성동구, KR
With an eye-catching wire silhouette and cast-iron black base, the Noguchi Cyclone table was
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Metal

Cyclone Table by Isamu Noguchi
Cyclone Table by Isamu Noguchi
H 28.55 in Dm 41.46 in
Early Isamu Noguchi Akari Light Sculpture, Model 23N
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Isamu Noguchi Akari light sculpture. Model 23N. Noguchi’s Akari series started in 1951, model 23N
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bamboo, Paper

Early Isamu Noguchi Akari Light Sculpture, Model 21N
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
TWO AVAILABLE. SOLD SEPERATELY. Isamu Noguchi Akari light sculpture. Model 21N. Noguchi’s Akari
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Bamboo, Paper

Early Isamu Noguchi Akari light sculpture, Model K.
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Isamu Noguchi Akari light sculpture. Model K. Early model, marked with iconic red sun and moon
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bamboo, Paper

Isamu Noguchi Akari UF4-L10 Light Sculpture Floor Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Dronten, NL
Akari UF4-L10 floor lamp designed by Isamu Noguchi, 1951. Manufactured by Ozeki & Co. in Japan
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Isamu Noguchi Pendant Lamp Model 33X: A Timeless Illumination
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Illuminate your space with the timeless elegance of the Isamu Noguchi Pendant Lamp Model 33X
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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

Materials

Metal

Akari 45A by Isamu Noguchi, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
An Akari model “45A” by the famous artist Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi & bamboo rims
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Akari 35N by Isamu Noguchi, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
An Akari model “A” by the famous American artist Isamu Noguchi This light sculptural column is in
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 40XP / T1, Ozeki, 1951
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Lille, Hauts-de-France
An Akari model « 40XP » on « Single Stem Base » (T1) by Isamu Noguchi Original shade in washi
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Isamu Noguchi Akari 40XP / T1, Ozeki, 1951
Isamu Noguchi Akari 40XP / T1, Ozeki, 1951
H 25.99 in W 15.75 in D 15.75 in
Isamu Noguchi Akari Light Sculpture, Model 70EN Ceiling Lamp
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Centreville, VA
Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Bamboo, Paper

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Mid Century Modern Noguchi For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid century modern noguchi available at 1stDibs. Each mid century modern noguchi for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, wood and paper. If you’re shopping for a mid century modern noguchi, we have 1112 options in-stock, while there are 341 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer mid century modern noguchi, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century modern noguchi made by mid-century modern designers — as well as those associated with modern — is very popular. A well-made mid century modern noguchi has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Isamu Noguchi, Serge Mouille and Editions Serge Mouille are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Noguchi?

A mid century modern noguchi can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,828, while the lowest priced sells for $100 and the highest can go for as much as $100,000.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Questions About Mid Century Modern Noguchi
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 27, 2024
    The difference between mid-century and mid-century modern comes down to specificity. When it comes to furniture and architecture, for example, mid-century refers to works that emerged during the middle of the 20th century, usually between 1950 and 1970. The more specific descriptor, mid-century modern, is used to refer to a particular style of design that emphasizes simplicity, organic forms and clean lines. Mid-century modern furniture designers generally drew on the architectural work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Bauhaus design, Scandinavian modernism and more. Any piece of furniture produced during the 1950s and ’60s can be referred to as mid-century, but only those with specific characteristics are mid-century modern. That said, when enthusiasts of furniture and architecture use the shorter of the two phrases, they may indeed be referring to modernist works created during that period in history. On 1stDibs, find a wide variety of mid-century modern furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The years that encompass the mid-century modern period are roughly 1933 until 1965, but most experts argue, however, that the mid-century modern period correlates specifically to the years following World War II. The mid-century modern period in America saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history. Shop a wide and beautiful range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs now.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid century modern refers to the middle of the 20th century — specifically 1930s through the mid-1960s. This period represents a design and architecture movement characterized by simple shapes, clean lines, and organic materials. Some of the most famous mid century modern designers include Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguchi and Eero Saarinen.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 22, 2019

    Mid-century modernism first appeared in 1945 and merged a minimalist aesthetic with practicality. Mid-century modern furniture is distinguishable by its lack of decoration or extravagance and its use of clean lines, organic curves and variety of natural materials.

    1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid century modern furniture refers to pieces designed during the middle of the 20th century — specifically 1930s through the mid-1960s. This period represents a design and architecture movement characterized by simple shapes, clean lines, and organic materials. Some of the most famous mid century modern designers include Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguchi and Eero Saarinen.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Yes, Eames is mid-century modern. In many ways, Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and they have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century. Some of the couple's most famous mid-century modern designs include the Eames Lounge chair and ottoman, the Eames Molded Plywood chair and the Eames Fiberglass chair. Shop a wide range of Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Mondrian’s art is believed to be one of the great inspirations for the mid-century modern approach to minimalism. His artworks were not just a departure from figurative works, but a new look at abstract art as well. On 1stDibs, find a variety of original artwork from top artists.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Most experts agree that mid-century modern correlates specifically to the years following World War II. It has grown in popularity in the decades since, particularly due to the media and cultural institutions that have promoted the truly innovative era of design. Not only did the MoMA promote modern furniture, but pieces are prominently visible on the set of very popular television shows such as Mad Men. Shop a wide and beautiful range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    Yes, some rattan is mid-century modern. Designers of the mid-century modern movement often preferred to use natural materials, including rattan, in their designs. However, not all rattan furniture was made during this period. Rattan was also a popular material for furniture produced during the Victorian era and continues to be used to produce furniture today. Shop a wide range of rattan furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    Yes, mid-century modern is timeless, in the opinion of many experts. Many characteristics of furniture and decorative accents produced in this style remain popular today. Among them are silhouettes marked by organic forms and clean lines, the promotion of functionality and the use of natural materials like teak, rosewood and oak and synthetic materials such as steel, fiberglass and molded plywood. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of mid-century modern furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, the tulip table is considered a mid-century modern design. This table shape has become an iconic statement of the era with a simple sculptural attitude and a practical nature. The first tulip table was created by Eero Saarinen, a noted Finnish designer who was a leader in mid-century modern home decor. Shop a collection of Saarinen furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 15, 2019

    Art Deco is not mid-century modern. Art Deco began just before World War I and was inspired by cubism. Mid-century modernism first appeared in 1945 and merged a minimalist aesthetic with practicality.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Mid-century modern furniture combines sleek lines with organic shapes.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Wassily chairs are indeed considered mid-century modern. Although the chair was initially designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925, it was re-released in the 1960s. Shop a collection of mid-century modern goods from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    There is no single color wood that is mid-century modern. Designers working in the style employed a variety of finishes, though purplish reds, mid-yellows, light browns and medium dark browns were among the most commonly used. Teak wood was an especially popular material, not only due to its warm medium hue but also due to its strength and the beauty of its natural grain. Shop a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Mid-century modern furniture is so popular largely because its characteristics align well with the trends and tastes that are dominant today. Many people love its simple look defined by clean lines, and the use of natural materials also adds to its popularity. In addition, designers created mid-century modern furniture to be as functional as it is visually appealing, making pieces executed in the style simple, convenient and comfortable to use. Find a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    There is not a single year that is mid-century modern. The style emerged during the 1940s and 1950s and remained dominant through the 1960s and into the early 1970s. Some notable designers who contributed to the development of the mid-century modern style include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia, Isamu Noguchi and George Nelson. Shop a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Mid-century home decor is characterized by clean lines, geometric shapes and materials like wood and tweed.

  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    Some iconic chairs from the mid-century modern era include the Egg chair by Arne Jacobson, the La Chaise by Charles and Ray Eames and the Womb chair by Eero Saarinen. With their clean lines, organic shapes and simple details, these chairs reflect some of the key features of the style. Shop a variety of mid-century modern chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Some of the most famous mid-century modern furniture designers were Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Paul Evans, Poul Kjærholm, Florence Knoll, George Nakashima, Giò Ponti, Hans Wegner, Charlotte Perriand, Sergio Rodrigues and Eero Saarinen.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019
    The defining characteristics of mid-century modern furniture design include simplicity, an emphasis on organic forms, clean lines and a mix of both natural and man-made materials. The mid-century modern style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is used to describe the work of furniture designers who believed that good design was an essential part of good living. Both neutral tones and bold Pop art colors can typically be found in mid-century modern interiors, which usually include light-filled spaces. An integration of floor-to-ceiling windows and abundant access to the outdoors renders prominent a connection with nature, which owes in part to the ideas of celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright, an inspiration for mid-century furniture designers. Popular mid-century modern designers include Ray and Charles Eames, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and others. Find vintage mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.

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