sphere table by hella jongerius for vitra at imm cologneall 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 by hella jongerius for vitra at imm cologne‘sphere’ table for vitra offers a broad scope of adjustment according to the user’s needs

 

 

sphere table by hella jongerius for vitra at imm colognedetail of the sphere table by hella jongerius

 

sphere table by hella jongerius for vitra at imm colognesphere table on display at the vitra booth during IMM cologne 2013

 

sphere table by hella jongerius for vitra at imm colognethe large half-sphere can be attached to either the left or right side of the desk

 

 

sphere table by hella jongerius for vitra at imm colognethe acrylic ‘bubble’ offers privacy

 

 

sphere table by hella jongerius for vitra at imm cologne