The Noguchi Coffee Table was originally designed in 1939 as a commission from the president of MoMA and is now featured in the Museum's collection. Noguchi modified the design in 1944 to accompany an article by designer George Nelson, entitled, "How to Make a Table." This design reflects the biomorphic imagery of Noguchi's contemporary sculpture. It consists of just three pieces: a free-form plate-glass top with flat polished edges, and a self-stabilizing tripod made of two interlocking curved legs of solid or ebonized walnut. With its successful balance of sculptural form and everyday function, this piece is one of Isamu Noguchi's best-known designs. Made by Herman Miller®.