Isamu Noguchi (USA and Japan, 1904–1988)

Sculptor, painter, ceramicist and furniture and lighting designer, Isamu Noguchi was one of the most prolific and protean creative forces of the 20th century and a key figure in the development of organic modernism. Noguchi’s sculptures and designs share a common spirit: one of lyrical abstraction, tempo and flow and harmonious balance.


     Noguchi was born in Los Angeles to an American mother and Japanese father, and spent most of his childhood in Japan. He returned to the United States at age 13, went to high school in Indiana and enrolled at Columbia University to study medicine. At the same time, he took night courses in sculpture. Within three months, he left college to pursue art full time. Noguchi was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1927 and traveled to Paris to work under Constantin Brancusi. It marked a turning point. Inspired by Brancusi, Noguchi embraced abstraction and began to sculpt in the expressive, rhythmic style that would be the hallmark of his work.


     Once back in New York, Noguchi was introduced to design by what would become a lifelong collaboration creating sets for choreographer Martha Graham. His first industrial designs were in Bakelite: a sleek clock-timer created circa 1932, and his famed Zenith Radio Nurse intercom, from 1937. Ten years later, Herman Miller introduced Noguchi’s now-iconic glass-topped coffee table with an articulated wooden base. His washi paper and bamboo Akari Light Sculptures, handmade in Japan, debuted in 1951. In the late 1950s, Noguchi designed for Knoll, creating such pieces as his dynamic Cyclone table and rocking stool. For collectors, Noguchi’s furniture and light designs remain his most accessible work. As you will see on these pages, they have the same power and presence that Noguchi brought to his art.

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Original Children's Cyclone Table by Isamu Noguchi for Knoll
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Dealer Location: Dallas, TX
Original Children's Cyclone Table by Isamu Noguchi...
Isamu Noguchi, Knoll Associates Inc.
Vintage 1950s American American Modern End Tables
All original condition Cyclone table. Steel wire and base with black finish; white laminate top.
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Dealer Location: Greven, DE
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Wood
Noguchi Herman Miller Sofa Couch Side Coffee Glass...
Herman Miller, Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Wood
Noguchi Herman Miller sofa couch side coffee glass table, 1960s With Isamu Noguchi's coffee table two identical wooden parts are mirrored and staggered to form a stabile base for a dro...
Rare Isamu Noguchi Side Table
By Isamu Noguchi, Knoll International
By Isamu Noguchi, Knoll International
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Dealer Location: Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Laminate, Wood
Rare Isamu Noguchi Side Table
Isamu Noguchi, Knoll International
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Metal, Laminate, Wood
Early example of Isamu Noguchi side table comes with a white laminate surface. The elaborately designed metal construction stands on a wooden floor. Manufactured by Knoll International...
Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Table for Knoll
By Isamu Noguchi, Knoll International
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Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Steel, Chrome, Laminate, Plywood
Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Table for Knoll
Isamu Noguchi, Knoll International
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Chrome, Laminate, Plywood
Iconic cyclone dining table by Isamu Noguchi for Knoll. Earlier production piece with rare 47.5" diameter top. Retains original Knoll sticker to underside of table as pre 1969 address.
Midcentury Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Side Table
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Dealer Location: BROOKLYN, NY
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Laminate, Plywood
Midcentury Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Side Table
Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Metal, Laminate, Plywood
For your consideration is this striking Isamu Noguchi Childs table in the harder to find black on black version. Vintage from the 1960s the table displays minimal wear.
Mid-Century Modern Isamu Noguchi "Cycle Table", circa 1950
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Dealer Location: Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern Isamu Noguchi "Cycle Table", ci...
Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables
Midcentury "cycle table" by Isamu Noguchi for Knoll Furniture.  
Noguchi Cyclone Table Childs Size Version
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Iron, Laminate
Noguchi Cyclone Table Childs Size Version
Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Iron, Laminate
Noguchi cyclone table childs size version. Very good original condition.
Noguchi Cyclone Table for Knoll, USA, 1960s
By Isamu Noguchi, Knoll International
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Dealer Location: Stamford, CT
Noguchi Cyclone Table for Knoll, USA, 1960s
Isamu Noguchi, Knoll International
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
An excellent early example of the "Cyclone" table designed by Isamu Noguchi, produced by Knoll International. Base and top have been restored. Excellent condition.
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Dealer Location: BROOKLYN, NY
Materials & Techniques: Steel, Chrome, Laminate
Mid-Century Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Dining Table for...
Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Chrome, Laminate
Designed by Isamu Noguchi. The hard to find 35'' diameter top is a perfect apartment size dining, game or kitchen table. This striking design features a white laminate top with expos...
Early 1960s "Cyclone" Dining Table by Isamu Noguchi
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Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Steel, Iron, Plywood
Early 1960s "Cyclone" Dining Table by Isamu Noguch...
Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Iron, Plywood
A rather well-preserved example of Noguchi's Classic modernist table, which retains a Knoll label dating the piece to the early 1960s -- only a few years after 1957, when the Cyclone wa...
Isamu Noguchi Early Cyclone Table
By Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
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Dealer Location: Amsterdam, NL
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Plywood
Isamu Noguchi Early Cyclone Table
Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1960s American Tables
Metal, Plywood
Dinner table, model cyclone, designed by Isamu Noguchi. Early edition manufactured by Knoll (United States), circa 1960. Metal base and structure, plywood tabletop. In good origina...
Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Table
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Dealer Location: Southampton, NY
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Formica, Wood
Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Table
Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Metal, Formica, Wood
Iconic cyclone table, designed by Isamu Noguchi for knoll.
Early 1950s Isamu Noguchi Birch Base Glass Top Coffee Table
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Dealer Location: Ferndale, MI
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Birch
Early 1950s Isamu Noguchi Birch Base Glass Top Cof...
Herman Miller, Isamu Noguchi
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Birch
Finest example of early production Noguchi for Herman Miller coffee or cocktail table. Original light green edge glass top in fine condition. Birch base has been refinished.
Early Noguchi Cyclone Side Table for Knoll
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Dealer Location: Washington, DC
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Formica, Wood
Early Noguchi Cyclone Side Table for Knoll
Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Metal, Formica, Wood
Early vintage table by Isamu Noguchi for Knoll. Originally purchased from Knoll in the 1950s.
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Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Steel, Walnut
Isamu Noguchi Walnut Cyclone Dining Table Knoll
Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Walnut
Cyclone table designed by Isamu Noguchi, 54"walnut top, manufactured by Knoll. Seats six comfortably.
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Dealer Location: Tulsa, OK
Materials & Techniques: Iron, Formica, Wood
Early Isamu Noguchi Child's Cyclone Table for Knol...
Isamu Noguchi
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Iron, Formica, Wood
This is a 1950s example of a Child's Cyclone table by Noguchi for Knoll. It is one of the great Mid-Century Modern designs of the 20th century. It was designed as a child's table and lo...
Early Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Dining Table for Knoll
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Dealer Location: Berlin, DE
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Formica, Plywood
Early Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Dining Table for Knoll...
Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Metal, Formica, Plywood
Isamu Noguchi table for Knoll Associates Inc. Model #312 with a Formica top. Tiny chips on the edge. Very good original condition.
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Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Stainless Steel, Marble
Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Table with Custom Black Marb...
Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Tables
Stainless Steel, Marble
Isamu Noguchi cyclone table with custom black marble top. Base measures 20" dia.
Early Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Dining Table, 2 Available
By Isamu Noguchi, Knoll International
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Dealer Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Formica
Early Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Dining Table, 2 Availa...
Isamu Noguchi, Knoll International
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Metal, Formica
Dining tables by Isamu Noguchi for Knoll Associates Inc. Tables are marked and is model #312. Reference: Knoll - A Modernist Universe, Brian Lutz, pg. 144. 2 Available, priced each.
Isamu Noguchi Early and Rare IN-50 Herman Miller C...
Isamu Noguchi
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
An early version with the original 3/4"glass and aluminum pin.
Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Childs Size Table for Modernica
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Dealer Location: Norwalk, CT
Materials & Techniques: Chrome, Laminate
Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Childs Size Table for Modern...
Isamu Noguchi, Modernica
1990s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Laminate
Iconic Noguchi Cyclone table by Modernica. Child size with beechwood laminate top and chrome supports.
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Dealer Location: Kansas City, MO
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum, Wood
Very Rare Isamu Noguchi Rudder Coffee Table Model ...
Herman Miller, Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Aluminum, Wood
Extremely rare Isamu Noguchi rudder coffee table model IN-52. The tabletops for Noguchi’s IN-52 coffee table and IN-20 dining table are the same size and shape. The present tabletop, se...
Isamu Noguchi Pierced Table
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Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Cut Steel
Isamu Noguchi Pierced Table
Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Tables
Cut Steel
Isamu Noguchi sculptural torch-cut table. Welded signature and date to side: [I.N. 82]. Titled, signed and numbered 13 from the edition of 18 to applied Gemini G.E.L. plaque. literatur...
Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Child's/Side Table
By Isamu Noguchi, H. G. Knoll and Associates
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Dealer Location: Dallas, TX
Materials & Techniques: Steel, Formica, Plywood
Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Child's/Side Table
Isamu Noguchi, H. G. Knoll and Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Steel, Formica, Plywood
Children's cyclone table with white formica top, would serve well as a side table. Some nicks to edge, one slightly bent wire. It measures 24" d, 20" h. We also have a matching din...
Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Table
By Isamu Noguchi, H. G. Knoll and Associates
By Isamu Noguchi, H. G. Knoll and Associates
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Dealer Location: Dallas, TX
Materials & Techniques: Steel, Formica, Plywood
Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Table
Isamu Noguchi, H. G. Knoll and Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Formica, Plywood
Early cyclone dining table designed by Noguchi for Knoll. Diameter of large top is 48". Some wear from normal usage. Tables are priced separately, the dining table is $4800. See sep...