By Al3xa. Coffee Tables. At Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 11:00:30 AM.
The furious Noguchi sought a short-term furlough, packed up his car, and drove across the country. Once he left the internment camp, he never returned. Instead, he perfected his table design and began producing it for Herman Miller in 1947, getting revenge on Robsjohn-Gibbings, whose own table was made irrelevant by Noguchi’s improved design. Noguchi named the table after himself, lest anyone forget who’d designed it.
The design represents a centered, currently stable earth under the weight of the four barely balanced planetary boundaries that we humans have transgressed, leaving us teetering at the edge of the Holocene period, the only time in all of our planet’s 4 billion year existence capable of supporting life.
As interesting as the process is, and as charmed as the products` names are, the end product is alluring. If you`re a fan of the glass table, you just may want to stop by Artware Editions your next trip to the West Village to take a look.