Isamu Noguchi, Coffee Table IN-50 for Herman Miler, 1944. Two black interlocking legs carved from...
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Coffee Table (IN-50)

1944
Design
Upon being asked by George Nelson to do something to illustrate an article he wished to write called “How to Make a Table,” I took an idea I had previously worked on of a continuous loop of wood and cut it in two so that, swiveled in the middle, it would still serve to support a glass top—thus to make a table.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.