By Al3xa. Coffee Tables. At Sunday, April 29th 2018, 19:13:53 PM.
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.
His art supplies never arrived, and his design suggestions were ignored. For voluntarily interring himself, Noguchi received small privileges not given to other prisoners. Months after arriving at the Arizona internment camp, Noguchi was flipping through a contraband magazine when he came across a design of his being advertised for sale by the furniture designer T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings.
Round (and square) coffee tables are perfect for sectional sofas, making this Mara table an ideal pick if you have that seating setup. Its bright white marble and neutral-colored solid oak legs would perk up your trusty dark gray, brown or black couch (though would also look equally stunning with saturated jewel tones.)
Many victorious artists also designers sketch on the past for their inventive breakthroughs, with this principal surely extends to interior‐decor too. It‘s hard to graze through design‐magazines lacking coming across a modern‐space that absorb a standout Mid‐Century chair or an industrial–kitchen that relies on the stirring colors of vintage implement.