At first glance, you wouldn’t even think of the Boullee Table as a living room piece. If anything, it looks like a space museum exhibit, looking perfectly more at home in a planetarium hall. Despite that, it’s meant to adorn homes as a functional coffee table – one that will almost certainly serve as a striking centerpiece in any living space.
Designed by Brooksbank & Collins, it’s named after neoclassical architect Etienne Louis Boullee, who fashioned the acclaimed yet unbuilt Newton’s cenotaph. The table itself has nothing to do with Boullee’s architectural work, but embodies the same seemingly-poetic language and extraordinary form.
The Boullee Table creates the appearance of a celestial body floating in the vast emptiness of space, surrounded by a ring of visible gases, similar to our own galaxy’s Saturn. Those rings serve as the actual tabletop, although the whole thing looks so precious, you’d probably just want to leave it bare and treat it like a decorative sculpture. It’s comprised of three structural elements: a sphere, an axial base, and a large disc that serves as the tabletop, each of which interlocks to form the finished piece. Construction is stainless steel with a mirror-polished finish, with the sphere available in either black, brass, or mirror-polished finishes. It measures 120 x 120 x 55 cm.
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