Cyclone Side Table by Knoll
designed by Isamu Noguchi
The Noguchi Cyclone Side Table was produced in 1953 as an experiment with wire and wood, at first in a kind of rocking stool. Eventually, though, the materials led most clearly to a table, and what Noguchi made stands as one of the fine achievements in furniture design. The Cyclone Side Table is a triumph. Playful and fine, the Cyclone Side Table is considered a companion piece to the world-famous Bertoia wire chair. The Cyclone Side Table is now available from Knoll at full strength, a knockout of a table.
Reintroduced by Knoll in collaboration with the Noguchi foundation, the design is now being meticulously 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 and each piece features a signature plate under the table top bearing the Knoll Studio logo and Isamu Noguchi's signature. Available in black or white laminate top with exposed birch edge.
Japanese-American designer, Isamu Noguchi, left medical school at Columbia University to attend sculpture classes at the Leonardo da Vinci Art School. Within three months, Noguchi had his first exhibition and was elected into the National Sculpture Society. Noguchi not only worked in sculpture, but he designed sets and costumes for the New York City Ballet and the Martha Graham company. His work can be seen throughout the United States and Japan. Toward the end of his life, Noguchi ensured his collection would be available for public viewing at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island, New York.