About this artwork
Hella Jongerius developed Sphere Table as part of a suite of furniture for the North Delegates Lounge in the headquarters of the United Nations, a modern building originally completed in 1952. This solid wood table includes a conventional desk with tapered legs and a single central drawer, as well as a large half-sphere, or “bubble,” in translucent pastel acrylic. Jongerius intended this notable feature to create privacy and focus for delegates working in a communal, open-plan lounge and workspace.
- Hella Jongerius
- Sphere Table
- Oak, acrylic, and powder-coated steel
- 135 × 120 × 75 cm (53 × 47 × 30 in.)
- Funds provided by the Architecture & Design Society
- © Vitra