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Cyclone™ Side Table

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Availability:
6 - 8 weeks
Manufacturer:
Knoll

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 signature base features chrome-plated steel wires set into a cast-iron, black porcelain-finished foot.

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.

DIMENSIONS
  • 24" side table
    • Overall: 24”W x 24"D x 20”H

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MATERIALS

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 plate on the underside of the tabletop.

ENVIRONMENTAL

GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®

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Designer

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Isamu Noguchi was a pre-med student at Columbia University before he left to pursue his art full time. Noguchi supported himself early on by sculpting portrait busts, leading him to meet famed dance choreographer Martha Graham. The fortuitous meeting led to a 30-year collaboration, with Noguchi designing and transposing mythological elements into abstract form for his visionary sets and costumes for The Martha Graham Dance Company.

In the 1940s, Noguchi began to experiment in furniture design. One of his designs, a rocking stool with a unique wire base, caught the eye of Hans Knoll who introduced the design, with a matching table, in 1955. Using Noguchi’s original drawings, and in collaboration with the Noguchi Foundation, Knoll reintroduced the tables in 2003.

Although he developed products for Zenith, Steuben Glassworks, Herman Miller, and Knoll, Isamu Noguchi is not defined by his industrial design. He is most remembered as a sculptor, landscape artist, and set designer. His work, including his famous stone sculptures, can be seen at the Isamu Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York.

Care & Maintenance

With proper care, your KnollStudio furniture should last for years to come. To help ensure the longevity of your purchase, below are helpful hints on routine cleaning for your KnollStudio piece. Most basic maintenance can be performed with common household cleaning products.

Laminate/Melamine

Scrub with Windex, Fantastik, Mr. Clean, or other household soaps or detergents well dissolved in water, or with a very soft cloth dampened with alcohol or a synthetic thinner. For a dull finish, rub with jeweler’s rouge as a polishing agent and finish with paste wax. Never use abrasives. Remove stubborn stains with Soft Scrub.

Chrome/Satin Chrome

Clean with Windex or an automotive chrome cleaner such as Semi-Chrome twice a month. Apply a coat of hard paste wax to protect against moisture.

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