An understated and beautiful piece

The perfect balance—literally—between art and furniture. Sculptor Isamu Noguchi created his distinctive table by joining a curved, wood base with a freeform glass top. The ethereal result does not diminish the practical design—a sturdy and durable table. This marriage of sculptural form and everyday function has made the Noguchi table an understated and beautiful element in homes and offices since its introduction in 1948.

Delicate balance

The table is just three pieces. A 3/4-inch plate-glass top rests on two curved, solid wood legs that interlock to form a tripod for self-stabilizing support. This delicate balance is not surprising, given that from 1942 until his death in 1988, Noguchi designed all of choreographer Martha Graham’s sets. Although it looks delicate, it is solid, perfectly balanced, durable. It’s also a good size: 15-3/4 inches high, 50 inches wide, 36 inches deep.

A Noguchi occasional table with a freeform glass top and white ash base.
A Noguchi occasional table with a freeform glass top and curved wood base in a medium finish.

Expanded color choices

The Noguchi Table’s solid wood base comes in a variety of wood options. Walnut, one of the originals from when the table launched, remains a classic choice while Noguchi Black evokes a sense of timeless modernism. The warmth of white oak and the natural, “freshly cut” look of white ash also demonstrate the versatility that this beautiful design offers.

Truly authentic

When a piece of furniture is so distinctive and desired, copycats come out of the woodwork. To let you know that your table is authentic, the signature of Isamu Noguchi appears on the longest edge of the glass top and on a medallion to the underside of the base. Under the medallion, his initials are stamped into the base.

A Noguchi occasional table, showing Isamu Naguchi's signature on the edge of the glass top.