Noguchi Coffee Table
His first piece of furniture was done at age 35 (1939). It was at the request of A. Conger Goodyear, the president of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It was a one-of-a-kind rosewood and glass Biomorphic style table. In 1944, the Herman Miller Company commissioned Noguchi to do a “similar” type table. It was simpler, but still a sculpture. It consisted of two exacting pieces of wood held together by a single rod and a 3/4″ thick piece of clear irregular cut glass with flat polished edges. The table was released in 1948.