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Isamu Noguchi - Designer Spotlight

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Isamu Noguchi Designer Spotlight

Isamu Noguchi is certainly one of the most recognised Sculptors and Designers of the 20th century, His modern style both bold and stylish creating beautiful designs which truly stand out to be remembered.

Noguchi was both Japanese and American in heritage, Born in LA in 1904 he relocated as a baby with his mother to Japan where his father lived. He stayed there for his early childhood and later returned to America to continue his education. 
in 1924 he began to Study at the Leonardo De Vinci  Art School where he began to be able to truly embrace his passion for art. in 1926 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to study Wood and Stone Cutting, an area that truly grew his skill. 

Noguchi spent his youth between Paris, America and Japan learning and developing his art, In 1949 he collaborated with Herman miller where he began to work with designers such as Paul Laszlo, Charles Eames and George Nelson. It was within the collaboration that Noguchi went on to create some of the most inspired and creative modern pieces produced including iconic pieces such as the "Noguchi Coffee Table" for Vitra.

Isamu Noguchi Died in 1988 at the age of 84 leaving behind him a variety of work that truly holds its own. 
The New York times remembered him in his obituary with a wonderful quote :
"A Versatile and prolific Sculptor whose earthy stones and meditative gardens bridging East and West have become landmarks of 20th Century Arts"

Noguchi's work remains in production and also on Display at the Noguchi Museum in New York City.  

See Below for some of Isamu Noguchi's beautiful work. Please feel free to contact us at or call 01843220088 to enquire about any Isamu Noguchi Products or have a look on our website for further inspiration. 

Vitra Noguchi Coffee Table

Vitra Noguchi Dining Table

Vitra Prismatic Table

Vitra Akari Lighting Range