Ripple table by Benjamin Hubert
London Design Festival 2013: London designer Benjamin Hubert claims to have created the world's lightest timber table and is showing it off at the Aram Gallery in London this week (+ movie).
Benjamin Hubert worked with Canadian manufacturer Corelam to develop the table, which is 2.5 metres long, one metre wide and weighs just nine kilograms.
The structure was made by corrugating three layers of 0.8 millimetre-thick birch aircraft plywood. The edge of the table is just 3.5 millimetres thick.
The corrugated wooden structure is covered with a plain sheet to give a flat top, while the A-frame legs are made from a sandwich of two corrugated layers.
"Made using 70-80 percent less material than a standard timber table, Ripple can be assembled and manoeuvred by a single person," Hubert said...