Published at Tuesday, 06 August 2019. Wood. By Brigitta Connolly.
The shape of its veneered top and the merger of metal and wood legs are true to Noguchi's original design. Two fine metal hairpin legs propose the top rests on the rudder‐shaped leg, lending a visual lightness and grace to the whole.
His Rudder Table (1949) features an asymmetrical form composed of blended materials: warm wood and sleek chromed steel. The shape of its top‐the same as that of the renowned Noguchi® Table‐and the combination of metal and wood legs are true to Noguchi's original design.
His extraordinary range of projects included playgrounds and plazas, furniture and gardens, the stone‐carved busts, and Akari paper lights, so delicate they can be folded and put into an envelope. He also designed numerous stage sets for dancer‐choreographer Martha Graham, who was as much an influence on him as was his mentor, Constantin Brancusi.
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