Sphere Table

 

Hmm… the idea behind this Sphere Table is to be commended, but I believe we’ll all have differing opinions as to the choice of materials. Now, considering this table was created by Hella Jongerius as a special furniture piece for North Delegates Lounge at the United Nations headquarters in New York, it’s understandable that it has a commercial feel that some may not like for their own home’s interior. The opalescent acrylic glass that forms the ‘bubble’ would definitely be more at home in a futuristic setting than in a more worn-in, vintage room, yet we all know that having a private and sheltered space when working is valuable, and certain things that allow us such space are worth getting used to.

The hemispherical screen may be attached to either side of the table.

Design: Hella Jongerius, 2012
Solid wood, dyed-through acrylic glass, steel
Made in Germany by Vitra
47″ w | 29.5″ d | 53″ h

 

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