Isamu Noguchi  

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Isamu Noguchi (November 17, 1904 - December 30, 1988) was a prominent Japanese-American artist and landscape architect, best-known for his Noguchi Coffee Table, an icon of American modernism and modern furniture in general.

His artistic career spanned six decades, from the 1920s onward. Known widely for his sculpture and public works, Noguchi also designed stage sets for various Martha Graham productions, and several mass-produced lamps and furniture pieces, some of which are still manufactured and sold. Among his furniture work was his collaboration with the Herman Miller company in 1948 when he joined with George Nelson, Paul László and Charles Eames to produce a catalog containing what is often considered to be the most influential body of modern furniture. His work lives on around the world and at the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum in New York City.

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