Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi

Master sculptor, lighting visionary, and furniture designer are just a few of the many titles Isamu Noguchi amassed during his vividly patch-worked life. Born to an unwed American journalist mother and Japanese poet father, Noguchi was schooled in the U.S. and later studied in France under sculptor Constantin Brancusi. In 1947 he partnered with Herman Miller to create the sculpturally divine Noguchi table—an undeniable feat. But, in fact, all Isamu Noguchi pieces are. Just consider his take on the Zenith radio—eloquent and poetic, it’s akin to a Bakelite Brancusi.

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