Noguchi designed the first version of this table, with a glass top resting on interconnected rosewood supports, for the private residence of MoMA president A. Conger Goodyear during the 1930s. In a modified design from 1944, which reflected his great interest in sculptural, biomorphic structures, Noguchi transformed the original idea into a base consisting of two identical wooden elements, one of which is reversed and pinned to the other at a right angle. The Coffee Table has been produced for the US market by Herman Miller since 1947; the Vitra Design Museum began production for the European market in 2002. It is regarded today as one of Noguchi’s best-known designs.
Varnished solid wood base, 19 mm glass top with rounded edges
Product group: Tables Lounge area / Waiting room Coffee tables Lounge tables open base open base with free form top with free form top with top in glass with top in glass with base in solid wood with base in solid wood
Designer: Isamu Noguchi
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