Sphere Table

A work made of oak, acrylic, and powder-coated steel.
© Vitra

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  • A work made of oak, acrylic, and powder-coated steel.

Date:

2013

Artist:

Hella Jongerius (Dutch, born 1963)
Manufactured by Vitra (Swiss, founded 1950)

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.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Hella Jongerius (Designer)

Title

Sphere Table

Date

2013

Medium

Oak, acrylic, and powder-coated steel

Dimensions

135 × 120 × 75 cm (53 × 47 × 30 in.)

Credit Line

Funds provided by the Architecture & Design Society

Reference Number

2015.6

Copyright

© Vitra

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