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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Isamu Noguchi Coffee Table for Herman Miller IN-50

By Herman Miller, Isamu Noguchi
Isamu Noguchi Coffee Table for Herman Miller IN-50...
Herman Miller, Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Wood
Coffee table by Isamu Noguchi for Herman Miller. The table IN-50 was designed in 1946. The table offered here was purchased by the previous owner 1960 and is produced by Herman Miller. ...
Mid-Century Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Dining Table for Knoll

By Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
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...
Original Children's Cyclone Table by Isamu Noguchi for Knoll

By Isamu Noguchi, Knoll Associates Inc.
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.
Childs Small Side Cyclone Table Designed by Noguchi for Knoll

By Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Childs Small Side Cyclone Table Designed by Noguch...
Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
20th Century American Side Tables
A Isamu Noguchi designed cyclone table in the smaller size or child's size. Still retains the Knoll paper label. The tabletop has been repainted and has a small edge imperfection, which...
Vintage Isamu Noguchi Knoll Cyclone Table Rare 1970s Custom Order

By Isamu Noguchi, Knoll International
Vintage Isamu Noguchi Knoll Cyclone Table Rare 197...
Isamu Noguchi, Knoll International
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Classic Isamu Noguchi "Cyclone" table for Knoll International featuring white laminate top and a rare custom order base (production bases were black).
Isamu Noguchi Prism Tables

By Isamu Noguchi
Isamu Noguchi Prism Tables
Isamu Noguchi
Early 2000s Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Aluminum
Isamu Noguchi prism tables originally designed in 1957, these being authorized reedtion's dated 2002. In very good condition light surface ware. Powder coated Aluminium. Priced individu...
Midcentury Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Side Table

By Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
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.
Original Early Isamu Noguchi Sculpture Coffee Table

By Isamu Noguchi
Original Early Isamu Noguchi Sculpture Coffee Tabl...
Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Early Isamu Noguchi designed coffee table with original thick green edge glass top. Gorgeous light wood base. An iconic midcentury design.
Very Early Isamu Noguchi Childs or Side Table for Knoll Rare Wood Base

By Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Very Early Isamu Noguchi Childs or Side Table for ...
Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1950s Side Tables
Good vintage condition shows wear from age.
Isamu Noguchi Coffee Table Herman Miller Model IN-50

By Herman Miller, Isamu Noguchi
Isamu Noguchi Coffee Table Herman Miller Model IN-...
Herman Miller, Isamu Noguchi
1990s North American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Isamu Noguchi coffee table by Herman Miller Model IN-50. Production 1990s. Singed glass with Herman Miller Badge. Excellent condition.
Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Dining Table for Knoll

By Isamu Noguchi
Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Dining Table for Knoll
Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Iron, Laminate, Plywood
Isamu Noguchi cyclone 36 inch dining table for Knoll in white laminate. Spokes of steel intersect and spiral from a cast iron donut to a 36 inch round plywood top with white laminate su...
Noguchi Cyclone Table for Knoll, USA, 1960s

By Isamu Noguchi, Knoll International
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.
Isamu Noguchi Herman Miller Blonde Base in 50 Coffee Table

By Herman Miller, Isamu Noguchi
Isamu Noguchi Herman Miller Blonde Base in 50 Coff...
Herman Miller, Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Maple
Original early and rare iconic Isamu Noguchi blond base cocktail table. Model IN-50 introduced in 1950. This is one of three tables I purchased from an artists estate about two years ag...
Early Noguchi Cyclone Side Table for Knoll

By Isamu Noguchi, Knoll Associates Inc.
Early Noguchi Cyclone Side Table for Knoll
Isamu Noguchi, Knoll Associates Inc.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Steel, Laminate, Wood
Early vintage table by Isamu Noguchi for Knoll. Originally purchased from Knoll in the 1950s. Table would work well as an end table or bedside table.
Isamu Noguchi Early Cyclone Table

By Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Isamu Noguchi Early Cyclone Table
Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Metal, Formica, Wood
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...
Noguchi Herman Miller Sofa Couch Side Coffee Glass Table, 1960s

By Herman Miller, Isamu Noguchi
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...
Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Table for Knoll

By Isamu Noguchi, Knoll International
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.
Mid-Century Modern Isamu Noguchi "Cycle Table", circa 1950

By Isamu Noguchi
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

By Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
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.
Isamu Noguchi Walnut Cyclone Dining Table Knoll

By Isamu Noguchi
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.
Early Isamu Noguchi Child's Cyclone Table for Knoll

By Isamu Noguchi
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

By Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
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.
Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Table with Custom Black Marble Top

By Isamu Noguchi
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
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 Cyclone Childs Size Table for Modernica

By Isamu Noguchi, Modernica
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.
Very Rare Isamu Noguchi Rudder Coffee Table Model IN-52, Herman Miller 1944

By Herman Miller, Isamu Noguchi
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

By Isamu Noguchi
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
Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Child's/Side Table
Isamu Noguchi, H. G. Knoll and Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Plywood, Formica, Steel
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
Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Table
Isamu Noguchi, H. G. Knoll and Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Plywood, Formica, Steel
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...