Noguchi Rudder Table



Designed by Isamu Noguchi

This sculptural coffee table designed by Isamu Noguchi is an updated archival design from 1949. Its two chrome hairpin legs and one wood leg, the shape of which is reminiscent of a ship's rudder, provide a balanced asymmetry.


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Noguchi Rudder Table

Noguchi Rudder Table

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Noguchi Rudder Table


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Packaging Type:
Packaging Dimensions:
Top: 47.5" x 41.5" x 10" 
Legs: 17.5" x 14" x 7.5"
Package Weight:
Top: 10 lbs.
Legs: 2 lbs.
Assembly Required:
Care and Maintenance

With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller product will provide many years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain quality, please follow the cleaning procedures outlined here.

The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary.


Wood & Veneer

This includes Herman Miller products finished with wood veneer or recut wood veneer, except the oiled Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman with Rosewood, Oiled Walnut, or Oiled Santos Palisander veneer unless specifically noted.

Normal Cleaning 
Dust regularly with a slightly damp, soft, lint-free cloth. Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the directionof the wood grain.Spills should be immediately wiped up with a damp cloth.

Once a month
Clean the surface with a soft cloth dampened with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture. Wipe the surface in the direction of the wood grain to remove dirt and fingerprints. Wipe dry with a clean, dry cloth.

Twice a year
Apply a good quality furniture polish with a soft cloth. Do not use aerosol-powered cleaners or polishes. Also, do not use polishes containing waxes or abrasives, or polishes that are oil based.

Herman Miller veneers meet strict testing standards for resistance to wear, light, stains, water, and pressure. To reduce the risk of damage, take some precautions: Use coasters for glasses and mugs. If a glass top is added to the veneer surface, be sure it rests on felt pads. Don’t place a potted plant on a veneer surface unless it’s in a water-tight container or in a drip tray.Don’t let vinyl binders stay on a surface for very long. Use protective pads under equipment with “rubber” cushioning feet. Some chemical compounds used in the feet on office equipment, such as printers and monitor stands, may leave permanent stains or marks.

Minor repair of water rings, stains, and scratches
Rub the surface lightly in the direction of the wood grain using No. 000 steel wool. Apply a scratch-removing polish with a color and value that simulate the veneer. If the scratches are deep, consult a professional furniture refinisher.

Other Damage
Wood is susceptible to bruising and scratching from heavy office equipment, so we encourage a protective surface is placed underneath. Objects should be lifted instead of dragged across a surface. Protective pads should be used under items with a rough bottom, like pottery. Denting, caused by extreme pen pressure when writing, can also damage veneer. Use desk pads or some other protection where a lot of paperwork is done. Sunlight can damage veneer as well, so veneer surfaces should not be in direct sunlight. To help a surface age evenly, users can periodically move items on their desks so that the entire surface is exposed to an even amount of light over time. In addition to light, extremely high or low humidity is a damaging environmental factor. Herman Miller suggests maintaining a relative humidity of 35-65 percent.


For normal cleaning, wet cheesecloth in a nonabrasive cleaner, like liquid dish soap, and rub the chrome component lightly until the original luster reappears. Dry the component with a soft cloth to remove any soap residue.

Assembly Instructions
Height 15.75"
Width 49.75"
Depth 35.75"



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Are the borders of the top different from the borders or edges of the wood legs?

I am very interested in this table, WHITE ASH color, but I am very confused by the pictures in different websites
I would like to know if the borders of the top are different from the borders or edges of the wood leg, the borders of the top look like they are not round, like you can see the different layers of the veneer

the white ash table

thank you
A shopper on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: The edges of the wood leg (Rudder) are always solid and you do not see the plies, or different layers of the veneer. The table top edges do show the plies with the exception of our Ebony on Maple finish because the Ebony overlay covers the veneer plies.
How much does the assembled noguchi rudder coffee table weigh?
Julie Z on May 13, 2019
Best Answer: The Noguchi Rudder Table weighs approximately 12 pounds.