Designer: Isamu Noguchi
An updated archival piece from 1949, the Noguchi Rudder Table is a sculptural and deceptively simple coffee table designed by Isamu Noguchi. It stands on two chrome hairpin legs and one in wood reminiscent of a ship’s rudder. Graceful and visually light, it is available in Walnut, Ebony, or White Ash finish options.
The Noguchi Rudder Table is both surface and sculpture. Its asymmetrical yet balanced composition marries nature with industry, beauty with function. The shape of its veneered top and the combination of metal and wood legs are true to Noguchi's original design.
"Art should become as one with its surroundings."Isamu Noguchi View Design Story
Much like the designer's iconic glass-topped table, the Rudder Table exemplifies Noguchi's skillful use of deceptively simple organic forms to create highly functional and beautiful furniture.
The table's name stems from the character of its single wood leg support, which is reminiscent of a ship's rudder. Paired with two metal hairpin legs, the table seems to rest on the rudder leg, lending a visual lightness and grace to the whole.
Trivalent chrome steel legs offer a pleasing contrast to the natural look of the rudder and top—available in Walnut, White Ash, and Ebony.