1 of 6 images

Rudder fin coffee table IN-52 by Isamu Noguchi for Vitra

About

Very nice coffee table, originally designed in the 40's by Herman Miller. Table is easy to disassemble to reduce transport costs. Literature: productcatalogue Vitra 2000. Shipping services: Ask for our competitive shipping quotes.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 15.75 in. x W 50.01 in. x D 35.83 in.

    H 40 cm x W 127 cm x D 91 cm

  • Seller location
    Amsterdam, NL
  • Reference number
    U12061094254

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Isamu Noguchi (Designer)

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.

About the Seller

Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2012
Typical response time: 3 hrs
Located in Amsterdam, NL
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller
NaN

Robert van Embricqs, Rising Coffee Table

Robert van Embricqs

Dutch Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Offerd by Zitzo, Amsterdam: Dutch designer Robert van Embricqs’ furniture gives poetic form to function. Finding inspiration for his designs in bone structure, plant life and movemen...

NaN

PK 62 side table in Porsgrunn marble by P. Kjae...

Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen

Danish Side Tables

Offerd by Zitzo, Amsterdam: PK 62 side table with chrome steel legs and Porsgrunn flint-rolled marble top. Designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, circa 1968. S...

NaN

Drop-Leaf Writing Desk in Teak by Børge Mogense...

Børge Mogensen, Soborg Mobler

Danish Desks and Writing Tables

Offerd by Zitzo, Amsterdam Danish modernism writing or office desk in teak by Børge Mogensen. Desk features one 48 cm drop-leaf; table measures 132 cm and 180 cm when fully extended....

NaN

Work Table-Desk PK 53 by Poul Kjærholm for E. K...

Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen

Danish Desks and Writing Tables

Offerd by Zitzo, Amsterdam: Danish design work table or desk by Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen, designed 1957. Matte chromed flattened steel frame, oregon pine tabletop. Sig...

You May Also Like
NaN

Very Rare Isamu Noguchi Rudder Coffee Table Mod...

Herman Miller, Isamu Noguchi

American 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,...

NaN

Isamu Noguchi Coffee Table for Herman Miller IN-50

Herman Miller, Isamu Noguchi

American 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 Mille...

NaN

Style of Isamu Noguchi for Herman Miller In-50 ...

Isamu Noguchi

American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Wood

Style of Isamu Noguchi for Herman Miller IN-50 coffee table.  

NaN

Style of Isamu Noguchi for Herman Miller, IN-50...

Isamu Noguchi

American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Glass, Wood

Style of Isamu Noguchi for Herman Miller, IN-50 coffee table, Glass tray and wooden base, circa 1960, USA. Measures: Height 41 cm, width 59 cm, depth 95 cm.

NaN

Isamu Noguchi Herman Miller Blonde Base in 50 C...

Herman Miller, Isamu Noguchi

American 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...

NaN

Isamu Noguchi Coffee Table Herman Miller Model ...

Herman Miller, Isamu Noguchi

North American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Isamu Noguchi coffee table by Herman Miller Model IN-50. Production 1990s. Singed glass with Herman Miller Badge. Excellent condition.

NaN

Coffee Table in Style of Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi

Wood, Glass

Two black lacquered supports, a glass top.

NaN

Free Shape Coffee Table by F. Lasbleiz for Airb...

F. Lasbleiz, Airborne

French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Coffee table in metal and transparent glass, composed of a free-form glass tray (handcrafted by a St Gobain master glassmaker), resting on a black lacquered metal foot representing t...