Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Table for Knoll

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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.

Details

  • Period
    Mid-20th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Plywood
    Steel
    Chrome
    Laminate
  • Condition
    Good. Small chip on top edge and a cracking to laminate shown in pics. Crack not lifting or re-glued. Top surface with minor scratches consistent with use, as on base. Steel rods with very minor surface oxidation but no rust or pitting. .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
    Dimensions
    28 in. H
    71 cm H
  • Diameter
    47.5
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU173528908903

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.

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Located in Chicago, IL

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