Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was born in Los Angeles. In 1906 his American mother Leonie brought him to Japan to be near his father amid growing anti Japanese sentiment following the Russo-Japanese war. In 1918 he returned to the U.S. to attend school in Indiana. After school he attended Columbia University and began taking night classes in sculpting at the Leonardo Da Vinci Art School. He soon dropped out of Columbia University and enrolled full time at the art school. His sculptures are famous for flowing interconnectivity, a design element clearly present in his self named coffee table. In 1947 he collaborated with the likes of Charles Eames to produce a catalog containing one of the most extensive collections of modern classic furniture which included his iconic “Noguchi Table”.