A former apprentice to Constantin Brancusi, mid-century master Isamu Noguchi was no stranger to working with metal. The aluminum Prismatic Table (1957), the last piece of furniture that Noguchi designed, is an example of his return to the medium in the 1950´s, during which time he created both functional and fine arts objects out of metal sheeting. Evoking the Japanese art of Origami, the table features carefully bent and folded angles that lend dimension and a sense of solidity to the design. The faceted aluminum piece was designed for Alcoa (the Aluminum Company of America) in black, but advertised as available with multicolor, interchangeable elements. The table was part of Alcoa’s forecast program to promote new uses for aluminum. Manufactured by the Vitra Design Museum in collaboration with the Isamu Noguchi Foundation.