“Cyclone” Side Table
Isamu Noguchi, 1954
Laminate, Birch Wood, Steel, Cast Iron
24" Diameter x 20" H

A prolific artist who defies definition, Noguchi was primarily a sculptor who was interested in how people and space interact. He also designed furniture during his long career, including his iconic biomorphic free-form coffee table for Herman Miller in 1948, and this piece, the “Cyclone” table, for Knoll. Originally conceived as a rocking stool made of metal, wire, and wood, Knoll introduced it as a table in varying sizes, with the side table version doubling as a child’s table. The table is still produced in Pennsylvania by Knoll and from Noguchi’s original drawings. RE