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  • We acquired this object.

1944

  • Work on this object began.

2016

2019

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IN-50 Coffee Table, Designed 1944

This is a Coffee table. It was manufactured by Herman Miller Furniture Company. It is dated Designed 1944. Its medium is polished plate-glass, stained birch. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Looking to nature for its sculptural form, Noguchi's furniture designs reflect his longstanding interest in garden and landscape design. As he was both a designer and sculptor, his abstract naturalistic forms obscure the boundary between art and design.

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 39.7 × 127 × 91.4 cm (15 5/8 in. × 50 in. × 36 in.)

Cite this object as

IN-50 Coffee Table, Designed 1944; Manufactured by Herman Miller Furniture Company (United States); polished plate-glass, stained birch; H x W x D: 39.7 × 127 × 91.4 cm (15 5/8 in. × 50 in. × 36 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-54-a/c

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.

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