Vastu’s Herman Miller Favorites – The Noguchi Table
Today’s Herman Miller Favorite comes from one of Vastu’s designers and co-owners, Eric Kole.
Eric’s favorite is the Noguchi Table. Designed in the 1940s, the Noguchi table is made up of a wooden base composed of two identical curved wood pieces, with a heavy plate glass top. In 1947, the Herman Miller catalog described the table as “sculpture-for-use”.
Here’s what Eric had to say about the coffee table:
“While I love the table for its beauty and simplicity, and the fact that it is still considered a modern icon of design despite having been created over 60 years ago, it’s my favorite because of the designer: landscape architect Isamu Noguchi. I have long admired his works, particularly the outdoor sculptures and meditative gardens.”
“Several of his designs, like the table, are instantly recognizable of course, however it is the breadth of his work that I find most impressive: he designed lighting, sculpture, furniture, indoor and outdoor gardens, portrait busts and even theatre sets and costumes. The Noguchi Museum is well-worth a quick subway ride to Long Island City on your next trip to NYC!”
For more information on the Noguchi Table, or the Herman Miller sale going on at Vastu, give us a call or stop by the showroom!