Isamu Noguchi: Challenging the boundaries of design and art

Isamu Noguchi posing in front of his father’s poem Kane ga naru at his exhibition at Mitsukoshi Department Store, Tokyo, August 1950

In a career spanning six decades, the artist and architect Isamu Noguchi’s belief that sculpture could be a vital force in our everyday life helped to form the foundations of his lasting legacy that integrated his Japanese and American heritage into innovative creations that challenged the boundaries of design and art. 

Noguchi saw art as something that teaches human beings how to become more human. He realized his belief through sculptures and designs that merged geometric and organic forms with both positive and negative space.

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