Noguchi Throws Down the Coaster

Written by Steve

coffee_tables_1(images via: Classic Design and Noguchi meseum Store)

It’s hard to say what the first piece of furniture worthy of the name “coffee table” was or where it was conceived but for most of us the term brings up an image of the iconic Noguchi coffee table. First produced in 1944 in association with the Herman Miller company, Isamu Noguchi’s tour de force is a simple, organic, ultimately pleasing design that set the bar for urban cool.

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