Isamu Noguchi Rocking Stool
  • Isamu Noguchi Rocking Stool
  • Isamu Noguchi Rocking Stool
  • Isamu Noguchi Rocking Stool
  • Isamu Noguchi Rocking Stool
The Rocking Stools are fun to sit on, combining playful and ergonomic aspects. Their cambered bases allow the stools to rock gently in all directions - protected by a contoured edge and a plastic support.

During his entire lifetime, Noguchi alternated between East and West. After returning from Japan in 1954, he presented the design for a Rocking Stool to US furniture manufacturer Hans Knoll. Its form evokes the hourglass shape of African stools. Although Noguchi originally wanted to make the stool out of polyurethane, a new plastic, he ultimately decided on a combination of more traditional materials: wood for the seat and foot, and chrome-plated steel rods for the central support.

Materials:
natural maple or maple stained walnut colour, chromed steel wire.

Design:
Isamu Noguchi, 1954

Manufacturer:
Vitra