Across sculpture, ceramics, and design, the Japanese-American artist Noguchi refused to be classified. “It has often been pointed out to me that when I have achieved a certain success of style, then I abandon it,” he wrote in his 1968 autobiography, A Sculptor’s World. “There is no doubt a distrust on my part for style and for the success that accrues from it.” Noguchi created furniture designs and interiors in the same biomorphic forms as his sculpture, working with materials as diverse as wood, stone, metal, clay, and paper. Introduced in 1947, his “Noguchi Coffee Table” consists of a glass surface and a base constructed from two elegantly interlocking pieces of wood. Living in Japan after World War II, Noguchi was inspired by the sight of lanterns illuminating night fishers on the river, and made his first paper and bamboo “akari” light sculptures.