"Return To Classic Form" May 2002, Featured
Jeffrey Bigelow Custom Obisphere Dining Table
Dimensions: 144" x 54" x
29"h. Specifications: 8 Leg Table. Frosted Spheres, Glass top
3/4"th. w/ 1" beveled edge (one piece)
Interior Designer: Richard Himmel
The design was inspired by the Obisphere designed by Jeffrey Bigelow as
an accessory. This table, installed in Cleveland, Ohio for the
Chicago based Interior Designer Richard Himmel Associates, is twelve
feet long. The glass top is one piece with 1" beveled edges.
The bas is constructed in two sections, however the interface is almost invisible
to the eye. The acrylic legs have as there dominate design element
a 5.5" diameter solid acrylic ball. Although available in
clear polished acrylic, the sphere acts as a lens and creates a hot
point 2" away from the surface of the sphere opposite the
sun. No direst sunlight? No problem.