Noguchi at 100
edited by Sheila Kim -- Interior Design, 5/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
On the centennial of his birth, Japanese-American artist and designer Isamu Noguchi is truly getting his due. The U.S. Postal Service is releasing a Noguchi stamp series, and the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York, reopens June 12 after a name change and a renovation of two-plus years. New York's Sage & Coombe Architects treated the building to structural upgrades as well as renovating galleries and adding a café, a shop, an education center, and a gallery for furniture and accessories.
The opening exhibition, "Isamu Noguchi: Sculptural Design," surveys his diverse output, from paper Akari lamps for Ozeki & Co. to seating and tables for Herman Miller and sets for ballets. His biomorphic sculpture remains in the garden outside. Through October 4; 718-204-7088; noguchi.org.