• Knoll Noguchi Cyclone Side by Isamu Noguchi
  • Knoll Noguchi Cyclone Side by Isamu Noguchi

KnollStudio®

Cyclone™ Side Table

Isamu Noguchi 1954

Initially conceived as a rocking stool, Isamu Noguchi’s playful design caught the attention of Hans Knoll who thought it a perfect complement to the Bertoia wire collection. At the suggestion of Hans Knoll, Noguchi adapted the stool into a small table in 1954, and a full size dining table in 1957. The distinctive base features chrome-plated steel wires set into a cast-iron, black porcelain-finished foot. The top is available in white or black laminate.

Details

Construction and Details
  • Tabletop is Birch plywood with black or white laminate surface and a natural Birch edge
  • Column is chrome-plated steel wire
  • Base is case iron with black textured powder coat finish
  • KnollStudio logo and Isamu Noguchi’s signature are stamped on the underside of the tabletop
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®

 

Downloads for Cyclone™ Side Table

General Info

Planning Tools

Top is birch plywood with black or white laminate and natural birch edge.

  • color Black
  • color White
  • color Chrome
  • color Black Textured Powder Coat

Dimensions

After returning from a trip Japan where he had seen polyurethane basins and other unique objects made from plastic, Noguchi had the idea to create a stool using the same materials. “In 1954 I happened to do a stool that Hans Knoll liked; it was a rocking stool. I had the idea of making it out of plastic…He wanted them in some sort of wire, à la Bertoia. They asked me to adapt the stool to a table.”
 

After making the switch from plastic to wire and scaling the design to table size, Knoll marketed the Cyclone alongside the Bertoia wire chair collection for several years. The table was taken out of production in 1974, but was reintroduced in 2003. In collaboration with the Noguchi Foundation, the design is meticulously reproduced using Noguchi’s original drawings.