BaObab

table
Date of appearance: 2006
Materials: polyurethane
Color: lime green
Designer: Philippe Starck
Color: light grey
Color: aqua
Manufacturer: Vitra
Color: Light yellow
Color: red
Materials: MDF
Made in: USA
Manufacturer: Vitra Inc.
Dimensions: 1790 × 1100 × 720 mm


Light yellow, light grey, red, aqua, and lime green are the five colors produced by Vitra. The BaObab’s body and surface is made from polyurethane while the storage units on either side are varnished and made from durable MDF. It’s generous dimensions measure in at: 1790 mm (70.5”) wide, 720 mm (28.3”) high, and 1100 mm (43.3”) deep. With the bold presence of Starck’s design modeled after the seed from a monkeybread (also known as a baobab) tree that is traditionally known as a congregation site to meet and share ideas, the desk offers itself as its own conversation piece and molds into any space alone or as part of a larger desk configuration. After his first company back in the late 60s, Starck’s design of a desk forty years later has proven that although there no pump is needed, the apple sure doesn’t fall far from the baobab tree.

BaObab