Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cultures Collide in Works of Isamu Noguchi


“We are a landscape of all we have seen” – Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi, the critically acclaimed artist, must have had an extensive landscape according to these words. He lived in countless cities internationally, experimented with every form of art and dabbled in every movement of his time, never committing to any single one.

Noguchi’s creations include ceramic sculptures, lighting designs, architecture and furniture, all with his consistent style of combining Eastern and Western art in a subtle yet bold manner.

The Japanese artist commonly collaborated with other artists of the time, including Santiago Martinez Delgado in Chicago for a mural for Chicago’s ‘Century of Progress’ Exposition. He also created the Noguchi Fountain in 1976, which flows on the Art Institute of Chicago’s east side, to commemorate America’s Bicentennial Celebration.

Come by and check out our Noguchi Table replica, currently in our Chicago showroom.

Our replica is built with a solid wood frame, rather than MDF wood painted to various colors. Check out our website to learn all what goes in to making the Noguchi Table replica.

-Noguchi Table replica by Isamu Noguchi
-Shell Chair replica in Pony Hide by Hans Wegner


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Photo: “We are a landscape of all we have seen” – Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi, the critically acclaimed artist, must have had an extensive landscape according to these words.  He lived in countless cities internationally, experimented with every form of art and dabbled in every movement of his time, never committing to any single one.    

Noguchi’s creations include ceramic sculptures, lighting designs, architecture and furniture, all with his consistent style of combining Eastern and Western art in a subtle yet bold manner.

The Japanese artist commonly collaborated with other artists of the time, including Santiago Martinez Delgado in Chicago for a mural for Chicago’s ‘Century of Progress’ Exposition.  He also created the Noguchi Fountain in 1976, which flows on the Art Institute of Chicago’s east side, to commemorate America’s Bicentennial Celebration.  

One of his well-known pieces of furniture is his signature Noguchi Table, which is sitting in our showroom in Chicago.  Come by and check it out—just don’t spill!

-Noguchi Table by Isamu Noguchi
-Molded Plywood Chair in Pony Hide by Charles Eames

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