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UN North Delegates’ Lounge – Sphere table

  • Year: 2013
  • Material: dark oak and milky light blue polyester (semi-transparent)
  • Dimensions: diverse
  • Commission: United Nations/ Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Production: Vitra
  • Category: Industrial production

More than sixty years after the opening of the UN North Delegates’ Lounge, Hella Jongerius has redesigned the lounge together with Rem Koolhaas, Irma Boom, Gabriel Lester and Louise Schouwenberg.

Two new furniture designs have been developed by Hella Jongerius for Vitra: the UN Lounge Chair and the Sphere table.
Special versions of them are available exclusively for the UN.

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.

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