Rudder table by Isamu Noguchi for Herman Miller


Authentic Rudder coffee table IN-52 with fin support designed in 1949 by Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). It has an amorphic shaped top much the same as isamu’s glass topped Noguchi table.

Inspiration Sculpture and furniture design were intertwined for Isamu, who was influenced by his father Yonejiro, a Japanese poet, and his mother Leonie, a writer of Irish descent.

Fabrication Multiply American walnut, two chrome tubular hairpin supports and single carved solid american walnut ‘surf fin’.

Design Consigned Stylist A Japanese American mid century modern design collectible for the coastal surf shack.

Design Consigned Collector Authentic original, circa 2006, made in the USA by Herman Miller.

Mark of authenticity Base stamped Isamu Noguchi and comes with verified 2016 purchase invoice.

Provenance One owner 2016. a few minor scratches to top, unlikely to be noticed.

DC Insider 2022 RRP AUD$2600 plus import taxes and shipping. An early 1944 pre production version of the Rudder table sold recently at auction for $27,500


H40cm W127cm D90cm




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