Coffee Table, designed by Isamu Noguchi, 1944.
The sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi himself described the Coffee Table as his best furniture design – no doubt because it is reminiscent of his biomorphic sculptures in bronze and marble from the same period, translating the typical forms of the latter into a piece of sculptural furniture. The heavy plate glass top of the Coffee Table rests on two identical wooden elements placed at right angles.
Material: Table Top: heavy glass, 19mm, rounded edges. Base: solid wood with lacquer finish, rounded edges.
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