Thursday, January 15, 2009

Noguchi Style Table

There is almost no information given with this listing, but this is clearly either a Noguchi inspired table (very likely) or the real thing (very unlikely). I don't know enough about the real thing to say that this is a reproduction outright, but I do believe that the seller would know if it were original, and there are a lot of imitations out there. Then again, you never know. 

The original "Noguchi table" was designed by sculptor Isamu Noguchi and was/is mass produced by Herman Miller. The Herman Miller version sells for over $1,000, more like $1,300. There are also a lot of reproductions out there, and prices vary. New knockoffs of this table seem to start at around $300 online, so in any case $75 is a good deal.

I also found this interesting article about how to tell a real Noguchi table from a fake, which may be of interest.

1 comment:

  1. Looks good; I saw this site with some useful info on Coffee Tables. Hope it helps...