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Biography


Isamu Noguchi


Designer's Work

2 Design Studio
Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Alberto Meda
Aldo Cibic
Andries Norgaard
Andries Van Onck
Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Antonio Citterio
Arnostudio
Baldanzi and Novelli
Bertero, Panto and Marzoli
Bianchi and Fauciglietti
Bob Anderson
Bruno Rainaldi
Ca'nova Design
Carlo Columbo
Casamania by Frezza
Catherine Beyens
Charles Eames
CRS Lema
Delineo Design
Design Group Italia
Dudley Edwards
E. Arosio
Eero Aarnio
Enzo Berti
Erik Bagger
Eileen Gray
Emaf Progetti
Eoro Koivisto
Fabio Bortolani
Ferruccio Laviani
Flemming Bo Hanson
G.L.Arnaldi
Gabriele Pezzini
Gastone Rinaldi
Gino Colautti
Gruppo Grafite
Harry Bertoia
Isamu Noguchi
J. M. Ferrero
Jane Dillon
Janne Kyttanen
Jasper Morrison
Jean Nouvel
Jiri Evenhuis
Joe Colombo
Johan Verde
John Ash
Jon Russell
Jerszy Seymour
Karim Rashid
Kay Bojesen
Kim Almsig
Le Corbusier
Lievore Asociados
Lievore, Altherr and Molina
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
Ludovica and Roberto Palomba
Luigi Recalcati
M. Manzoni and R.Tapinassi
Madeleine Edwards
Marc Newson
Marcel Breuer
Marcel Wanders
Maria Bernsten
Mauro Lipparini
Michael Young
minottiitalia in-house
Nella Recalcati
Olav Eldoy
Ole Peter Wullum
Oliver Low
P.A.King
P.G. Castiglioni
Paolo Cattelan
Paolo Lazzarini
Paolo Rizzatto
Per Oie
Philippe Starck
Piero Lissoni
Pietro Arosio
Raul Barbieri
Ray Eames
Roberto Barbieri
Rodolfo Dordoni
Ron Arad
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
S.Miranda
Sam and Jude
Scan Globe
Sebastian Wrong
Silver Studio
Stefano Giovannoni
Studio Futura
Studio Kronos
Studio MB
Superstudio
Sven Ivar Dysthe
Terje Ekstrom
Tim Power
Timorous Beasties
Toan Nguyen
Todd Bracher
Tom Grieves
Tom Kuhne
Toshiyuki Kita
Toshiyuki Yoshino
Valerio Bottin
Veronique Watticant
Verner Panton
Vico Magistretti
Werner Aisslinger

isamu noguchi (pronounced as: sämoo nogooch) was a sculptor, designer, architect, and craftsman. he believed that through sculpture and architecture, one could better understand the struggle with nature. isamu noguchi was born in los angeles in 1904 to an irish-american teacher and editor, and a japanese poet. isamu noguchi was raised in japan until, at 13, he was sent to the us to study. after winning one of the first guggenheim fellowships in 1927, noguchi travelled to paris where he worked for six months as a studio assistant to the sculptor, constantin brancusi. returning to new york in 1932, he made his name as a sculptor and portrait artist, as well as winning commissions for memorials, monuments and industrial designs. with his long-time friend, the visionary engineer buckminster fuller, he constructed models, planned outdoor projects, and investigated the ways in which people live and thrive in their environments. his inventive work embraced alsosettings for the martha graham dance company. he is best known for his abstract sculptures designed as adjuncts to architecture. an example of his environmental work is his massive red cube designed for the marine midland bank building, new york city. as a landscape architect, noguchi created a large number of playgrounds, parks and gardens. in the 1950s, he designed gardens for keio university in tokyo, lever house in new york and unesco’s headquarters in paris. his 1960s projects include a sculpture garden for the national museum in jerusalem and gardens surrounding the connecticut general life insurance building designed by skidmore, owings and merrill. his entrance for the new museum of modern art, tokyo, was completed in 1969. during the 1980s, noguchi realized more public projects and created his own museum in long island, new york, where his large and varied collection of work is exhibited today. noguchi died in new york city in 1988. the isamu noguchi foundation, inc. is dedicated to maintaining and promoting the artistic legacy of sculptor noguchi. the foundation operates the isamu noguchi garden museum; manages an extensive collection of noguchi sculpture, models, furniture and drawings; maintains records of the work of isamu noguchi and an archive of correspondence, manuscripts and photographs; organizes exhibitions of the work of isamu noguchi; loans noguchi works to museums and special exhibitions; monitors the condition of noguchi's works worldwide; encourages research and publication on the life and work of isamu noguchi; and manages the production and sale of noguchi's akari light sculptures.

The Designs of Isamu Noguchi

 


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