Noguchi's Cyclon Table
A brief HISTORY
The cyclone table's design is based on the evolution of Isamu Noguchi’s rocking stool, designed for Knoll in 1953. Manufactured by Knoll, the stool evolved into a children’s table and was named the ‘Cyclone’ (designed to be a companion piece for the Bertoia wire children’s chair.) Subsequently, in 1957, at the suggestion of Hans Knoll, Noguchi’s Cyclone Table became a full-sized dining table. The table’s sculptural base consists of a column of chrome-plated steel wires set into a black powder-coated steel base. The table top is available in the traditional white or black laminate with an exposed maple edge.
Epoxy resin in furniture
The use of epoxy resin was very popular with Charles and Ray Eames who created a series of fiberglass furniture dated back to 1950"s. They innovated in the use of molded plywood, fiberglass and plastic resin which enabled their pieces to fit the body's forms for an optimal comfort. Resin has also gained popularity with outdoor wicker furniture for its durability and ease of use. Marcel Wanders famous knotted chair was created with rope treated with resin.
TEXTURE and surfaces
Resin casting is a method of plastic casting where a mold is filled with a liquid synthetic resin, which then hardens in the mold. By working with it's liquid nature before curing, the artist is able to experiment with different textures, and effects through the curing process.
Epoxy resin, mixed with pigment, may be used as a painting medium, by pouring layers on top of each other, the artist is able to form a complete a piece that solidify the color and fluidity of resin.