Isamu Noguchi

1904-1988, American

"Cyclone" dining table for Knoll, designed 1955

With Knoll International paper label to underside of top
The birch plywood top with white laminate surface over a chrome-plated steel wire column on a black powder coat finished case iron base
28.75" H x 47.5" Dia.

  • Notes: Isamu Noguchi is known today as a preeminent architect, sculptor, and designer of the 20th Century. Beginning his career as a pre-med student at Columbia University, Noguchi shifted his focus in the 1940s by starting to experiment with furniture making. His playful designs quickly caught the eye of a well-known furniture manufacturer, Hans Knoll, who suggested that he convert his wire silhouette and cast-iron design for a stool into a table. The "Cyclone" table, as it is known today, became known as one of Noguchi's iconic table designs today made through Knoll in various sizes and as part of the Bertoia wire collection.

    Knoll manufactured the Cyclone table featured in this sale during the late 1950s.
  • Condition: Overall good condition with signs of wear and oxidation to bronze commensurate with age and use. Top with minor scattered chips to edge. Underside of top with heavy scratching and peeling to the finish. The chrome column with scattered light pitting. The base with a 0.25" chip to black coating at edge of rim.

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