Noguchi

Time For Dinner.

Almost a year ago, we set out on the quest for a dining room table that would fit in the new house. Originally I wanted to get the Noguchi Cyclone table, but after 9 months of consideration, we backed away from it. At the end of the day, the 42 inch diameter table was to small, and the opaque top seemed to visually clog the space where it would go. So we started looking for glass tables that would work, and really found nothing that was in our budget and still looked good. You would think that finding a table is an easy process, but hell no. Seriously, you measure and think it will fit. It’s to small or to big. It won’t seat six, it looks to clunky, it’s overpriced and cheaply made…  The list goes on and on.

Well finally we found something that will work, and it came from of all places Crate & Barrel. ( Now, Crate & Barrel fans don’t get all uppity on me. I love loads of things that Crate & Barrel makes. I think they are a great example of how to bring modern design to the main stream market. So cool down if you are getting upset ). We ended up getting the 70 inch Strut Work Table, and it is a perfect fit. The width and length works well in the space. The glass top allows it to visually disappear, but this might change when the chairs go in under it. The good thing is, we now have room for  6 guests for dinner. The bad news is now I have to buy a bunch of chairs.

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Time to Order Tables and Chairs

I Was going to hold off a bit on getting the dining room table and chairs for the new house, but the Noguchi Cyclone table has an eight to twelve week lead time for manufacture and delivery from Knoll. That means if I order it this week, I’ll have it before Thanksgiving, which will come in handy since dinner is probably at the new house this year. That should be interesting, but we’ll cover that another time.

So if you missed the earlier post from a few weeks back, this is the table.

Noguchi Cyclone Dining TAble in White. 48 inch Diameter

Noguchi Cyclone Dining Table in White. 48 inch Diameter

As for chairs, this is what I am going to get. 6 chairs, 2 in green, 2 in blue, 2 in orange

Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chairs with Eiffel base

Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chairs with Eiffel base

Possible dining table

Possible dining room table

Possible dining room table

Isamu Noguchi’s playful cyclone tables were manufactured originally in 1954 for Knoll in varying sizes. Later it evolved into a table that became a companion piece to the Bertoia wire  chair.

At the suggestion of Hans Knoll, the Noguchi took the original small children’s table and enlarged it to a full size dining table in 1957. The table’s sculptural base consists of a column of chrome-plate steel wires set into a black cast iron base. The table is manufactured with black or white laminate surfaces, over Baltic birch plywood.

At 42 inches in diameter, it is a perfect size for the dining area in the new house. Now I just have to decide on what kind of chairs to get to go with it.