Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)

Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)

Alec
Dec 13, 2005

"The art of stone in a Japanese garden is that of placement. Its ideal does not deviate from that of nature... But I am also a sculptor of the West. I place my mark and do not hide."

-Isamu Noguchi

Los Angeles' own Isamu Noguchi created some of the most iconic furniture pieces from the last century - pieces that to this day represent all that is sleek, chic, and museum worthy in the world of mid century design.

His coffee table and his Akari light sculpture lamps are among the most easily recognizable, highly coveted, and heavily knocked off.

Also a great sculptor and landscape designer, Noguchi created some of the world's most beautiful gardens, landscapes and outdoor sculptures including gardens for keio university in tokyo, lever house in new york a sculpture garden for the national museum in jerusalem among others.

The Isamu Noguchi foundation is dedicated to maintaining and promoting the artistic legacy of Noguchi.

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