In Styleture’s Sultans of Style series, we profile game-changing artists who have pioneered their way into the history books of design.


Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi, born in 1904, was an American architect, designer, sculptor and all-around craftsman who continuously struggled in his work to modify and recreate the elements of nature. An artist who deeply infused his thoughts and emotions into his work, he sought to bridge the cultural divide between America and Japan – the birth countries of his mother and father, respectively. Post World War II, he found himself in Japan among a community of eager young artists with strong political leanings; it was there he further developed his unique style and distinctive voice as an artist. His dynamic works, including creating dramatic sets for dance choreographers like George Ballenchine, and designing incredible landscapes and gardens in Paris, Jerusalem and New York, have solidified his place among the most original designers of all time.


The Cry (1959) by Isamu Noguchi in KMM Sculpturepark/The Netherlands

Noguchi’s works are particularly popular with design students who admire his dynamic range of skills and are influenced by his legendary work ethic. We at Styleture continue to be influenced by his works on a regular basis.


Red Cube by Isamu Noguchi (cc photo by Unixfanatic)