sphere table by hella jongerius for vitra at imm cologne
sphere table by hella jongerius for vitra at imm cologne sphere table by hella jongerius for vitra at imm cologne
jan 26, 2013
sphere table by hella jongerius for vitra at imm cologne

sphere table by hella jongerius for vitra at imm cologne
all images courtesy of vitra




hella jongerius‘s ‘sphere table’ for vitra – presented at imm cologne 2013 –  is a site-specific design tailored to accommodate
a sense of privacy while working in busy public spaces. the solid wooden table features a large half-sphere of opalescent acrylic glass
(in either a milky yellow or blue) that can be attached to either the top left or right corner of the worktop, allowing for a diverse scope
of adjustment for the user.jongerius aimed to effectively create a ‘shield’ from the frenetic hustle and bustle of shared areas,
offering less distraction and more seclusion. the concept references a cocoon-like element, and was conceived while jongerius was working
on the redesign of the north delegates lounge of the united nations headquarters in new york.



‘sphere’ table for vitra offers a broad scope of adjustment according to the user’s needs



detail of the sphere table by hella jongerius


sphere table on display at the vitra booth during IMM cologne 2013


the large half-sphere can be attached to either the left or right side of the desk



the acrylic ‘bubble’ offers privacy




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