Cyclone table

By Isamu Noguchi for Knoll, a Cyclone table

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A Cyclone dining table by Isamu Noguchi for Knoll Associates, laminate top on a steel wire support, cast-iron base, American, late 1950s

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A Cyclone table by Isamu Noguchi for Knoll Associates, circular laminate top on a steel wire base, American, 1960

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A Cyclone side table by Isamu Noguchi for Knoll Associates, the white laminate top on a steel-wire base

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Cyclone table

Designed by Isamu Noguchi, the Cyclone table was conceived in 1953 as a rocking stool made of metal wire and wood. The rocking stool was manufactured in 1954 in varying sizes, and later evolved into a table that became a companion piece to the Bertoia wire children’s chair. At the suggestion of Hans Knoll, Noguchi’s small table was enlarged to full size in 1957.

Reintroduced by Knoll in collaboration with the Noguchi foundation, the design is produced from Noguchi’s original drawings. The sculptural base consists of a column of chrome-plated steel wires set into a cast-iron black porcelain-finished foot. Knoll is the only authorized and licensed manufacturer of Noguchi’s Cyclone table. Each piece has a signature plate under the table top bearing the KnollStudio logo and Isamu Noguchi’s signature. Contemporary examples are available with a black or white laminate top with an exposed birch edge.

Source: Reference Note by contributing editor Don Johnson

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