Noguchi Rocking Stool
We recently saw a Noguchi Table that had a beautiful, but simple, design that hinged on a carefully set up balancing system. The Noguchi Rocking Stool, which was designed in the mid 1940s around the same time as the table, uses another interesting balancing act. The kinetic stool was designed for children and moves with the user while it maintains an upright position. It is made of wood to "heirloom quality" specifications and has a polished metal frame. It measures just 14-in. across and 9.5-in. high. Price: $645.