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Noguchi Coffee Table

Noguchi Coffee Table
by Vitra

Designed by
Isamu Noguchi
for Vitra 1944

In creating his design for the Coffee Table, Isamu Noguchi translated the biomorphic aesthetic of his sculptural works into a piece of furniture with distinctive organic forms. Presumably for this reason, Noguchi regarded the table as his best furniture design. Two wooden leg elements, which are available in black ash, maple or walnut, are positioned at a right angle to provide a stable support for the heavy, sturdy glass top.

The sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi described the Coffee Table as his best furniture design – no doubt because it is reminiscent of his biomorphic sculptures in bronze and marble from the same period, translating the typical forms of the latter into a piece of sculptural furniture. The heavy plate glass top of the Coffee Tables rests on two identical wooden elements placed at right angles.

The oeuvre of Japanese-American artist and designer Isamu Noguchi is unusually multi-faceted, ranging from the fine arts to industrial design. Since 2002, Vitra has produced re-editions of his designs in cooperation with the Isamu Noguchi Foundation in New York.


Base is available in black ash, maple and walnut lacquered finish, rounded edges.

Table top: heavy glass, 19mm, ground rounded.

Short Lead: selected finishes available, please enquire directly.


Origin of wood: ash (Fraxinus excelsior), walnut (Juglans nigra) and maple (Acerplatanoides) from Western Europe and/or


Base: Width: 1280mm x Height: 400mm

Top: 930mm

Lead time+
Approximately 18 - 22 weeks.

Short Lead: 2 - 4 weeks.