Designing with Noguchi
- One of the most idiosyncratic artists of the 20th century, Japanese-American designer and sculptor Isamu Noguchi fashioned a future of organic shapes and clean lines, an elegant fusion of trends and…
- This flower shop, art gallery, and home for two looks like the simplest of cubes. Fitting it all into 1,115 square feet, however, prompted Japanese architect Makoto Tanijiri to think outside the box.
There's something almost otherworldly about Isamu Noguchi's Akari series—so delicately hand-constructed from paper and bamboo ribbing—as if the table lamps just alighted from an imaginary outer space designed by modernists. This graphic orange-and-white model is our favorite, but the range of shapes and colors offered is remarkable.
- It's a beautiful thing, but after trying to change the bulb I almost started cussing in Japanese.
- Is there such a thing as "home" without music?
- For Part Two of Carefully Curated Interiors, Dwell takes a look at 4 modern homes around the world that have assembled their interiors with thought and intention.
- While white may be interpreted as an absence of color, it is by no means absent of major impact when used in design.
- On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries,1922-1960 recently opened at the Noguchi Museum.