The works of Japanese-American artist and sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) are in a league of their own, both in terms of diversity and variation. Besides sculptures, he also created set designs, furniture, lamps, interiors, outdoor spaces and gardens. As a sculptor he did not concentrate solely on materials and shape, but also on spatial effects and interior design. The intention was that his art should have a practical and social function. Isamu Noguchi's sculptural style left a lasting mark on the idiom of organic design in the 1950s and is still evident today.