Noguchi Coffee Table
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Noguchi, IsamuHow does one sculpt space? How do objects give form to the surrounding emptiness? This puzzle, posed both by Europeans like Giacometti and ... Read More
- Solid European Ash Hardwood Frame. Janka Hardness rating of 1320 PSI
- Also available in American Walnut
- ¾” Thick (19mm) Tempered glass
- Square honed edge
- Hand-applied and buffed stains allow the wood grain to absorb the color while not painting the surface. A translucent color quality allowing the interesting areas of the grain to show through the stain
- 5 coats of Ultra Violet Light cured poly-urethane finish for a glass like highly scratch resistant shine that never needs waxing
- 3 year manufacturer’s defect warranty
- Dimensions: 51.2″ long x 35.8″ wide x 15.7″ Tall
The Noguchi table is a work of art that doubles as a useful piece of furniture. Designed by Isamu Noguchi in 1948, this table came about from the sculptor's desire to give form to space while leaving as much air and light as possible. This makes for a free-form, floating and beautiful side table design.
With a frame made from solid European ash hardwood and a ¾ inch thick tempered glass top, this Noguchi table works beautifully in any room where the design is a modern classical style. The finish atop the glass is a UV cured polyurethane that protects the glass from scratches and does not require polishing. Low maintenance coupled with high quality makes for a winner, to be sure. The design of this table takes two interlocking pieces of wood for the base and adds the tempered glass atop, making for a unique perspective any way you look at the table. From all angles, the view is a fresh and flowing one.
The Noguchi table is a magnificent choice when decorating your home, it will stand out as a work of art in your living room or media room, even the home office, while providing top notch function as well. In your place of business, this table will certainly bring about form and function, while curiously seeming to float there in the space. Strewn with magazines, objets de art or finger foods for a party, this table is a multipurpose piece of furniture that brings class and style to functionality.
As side tables, this work of art appears to hover in the air, floating atop the sturdy and beautiful ash hardwood frame below. No matter the function, it is a table worthy of a second look in any room of the home or office. This table complements such uniquely beautiful chairs such as the Barcelona and the Eames models. A classically modern design is not complete without side tables that draw the eye around the room and hold necessities such as books, knick knacks or party food.
How does one sculpt space? How do objects give form to the surrounding emptiness? This puzzle, posed both by Europeans like Giacometti and Brancusi and the Zen artists of Japan, creates a theme that runs through the work of Isamu Noguchi. It is not one he attempted to solve, but like the Zen master, posed the question in different ways. One of the great sculptors of the 20th century, Noguchi created "lived spaces" for the theater, interiors gardens and playgrounds. He also sought to bring sculptural qualities to the many objects he designed for common use. As a young man, Noguchi studied medicine at Columbia University, but abandoned medicine to pursue painting and sculpture and in 1927, a Guggenheim fellowship took him to Europe. In Paris, he had the great good fortune to be apprenticed in the studio of Constantin Brancusi, whose investigations of form and space recalled the art and architecture Noguchi knew from childhood years spent in Japan. Back in America, Noguchi met choreographer Martha Graham and began a long friendship with Buckminster Fuller. Graham and Fuller provided Noguchi with inspiration, ideas and opportunities to create new forms like the sets he designed for Graham''s dance programmes. In 1939, he designed a free-form dining table for the president of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, A. Congers Goodyear. The table''s seductive organic form presaged the coffee table Noguchi would design for Herman Miller in 1944 and the wide range of products that he would design all during the 1940''s, furniture informed by the biomorphic imagery of his sculpture. From his sculpture to his garden design to the Akari lamps designed in the 1950''s, Noguchi''s work sought always to resolve life and aesthetic practice, the art object and the utensil, just as he sought to reveal the essential unity of form and space
35.8" x 16.1" x 51.2"
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