Sphere Table Sky & Sphere Table Sun
- Year: 2013
- Material: Table: solid wood with oiled finish, natural oak. Hemispherical shell and drawer bottom: dyed-through acrylic glass. Metal elements: powder-coated steel, matched to shell colour.
- Dimensions: 134.5 x 119.5 x 745 cm
- Commission: United Nations/ Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Production: Vitra
The Sphere Table was developed as part of the redesign of the North Delegates Lounge at the seat of the United Nations in New York that Hella Jongerius was commissioned to complete. As part of the plan of the general overhaul of the building, she integrated specially designed furniture. The Sphere Table is the first of these pieces that Vitra is now putting into industrial production.
The Sphere Table is a solid wood table with a large half-sphere of opalescent acrylic glass, also known as “Bubble”. This can be attached both to the left and the right side of the table and thus provides lots of scope for adjustment to individual needs of the home office – because here the Sphere Table is ideal and can be screened off from the room with the Bubble. The Sphere Table combines a futuristic-looking sphere with the familiar archetype of a traditional table and thus makes a statement in any environment.