Prismatic table

A Prismatic side table designed by Isamu Noguchi, made by Vitra, painted metal, German, 2002

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Prismatic table

The last piece of furniture designed by Isamu Noguchi was the Prismatic table in 1957. Reminiscent of Japanese art of origami, the piece was similar to his 1950s sculptures of bent and folded aluminum.

The table was created for Alcoa, which was exploring new uses of aluminum. Two version of the table were designed. For use in Alcoa advertisements, one was modular and multicolored. Only recently has that three-legged table been put into production, being made by Vitra Design Museum in collaboration with the Isamu Noguchi Foundation.

Sources: The Noguchi Museum, Design Within Reach.

p4A.com Reference Note by contributing editor Don Johnson.


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