Known foremost as an abstract painter and sculpter, Isamu Noguchi’s life was a fascinating one. The JapaneseAmerican artist was born in the USA in 1904 to Yone Noguchi, a Japanese poet and Léonie Gilmour, an editor. Despite his parents keeping in touch, his father was absent throughout most of the boy’s life. Flitting between Asia, Europe and the USA, Noguchi tinkered with medical school before chance encounters with leading creatives of his day persuaded him to pursue his passion. In 1924, he began taking night classes at the Leonard Da Vinci School in New York. From then on began a career that would make him the most famous sculptor of the 21st Century. Indeed, it is his origins as a sculptor and artist that fed into his furniture designs, the most famous of which was the Noguchi Coffee Table. Each piece – from his 3 Seater Sofa to the famous Dining Table – individually looks like a piece of finely-crafted piece of artwork. Noguchi went on to achieve many awards and even after his death in 1988, his work became internationally-famous.