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ripple table: world's lightest timber table by benjamin hubert
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sep 16, 2013
ripple table: world's lightest timber table by benjamin hubert


ripple table: world’s lightest timber table by benjamin hubert
all images © benjamin hubert

 

 

developed in collaboration with canadian manufacturer corelam, london-based designer benjamin hubert has created the world’s lightest timber table. due to unveil at the aram store during london design festival, ‘ripple’, spans 2.5m x 1m and weighs just 9 kilograms. because of the processes involved in producing the corrugated medium – 3-ply 0.8mm birch aircraft plywood – the laminated construction is made using 70-80% less material than a standard timber table, and because of its low weight, can also be easily assembled by a single person. the strength of the aircraft ply, in combination with the corelam, measures only 3.5 mm and is 200% stronger than traditional solid spruce wood. for its design, the top surface is made up of a flat sheet of plywood atop a corrugated one, and the A-frame legs are a sandwich construction of two corrugated plywood layers.

 

ripple table process video
video courtesy benjamin hubert

 

the ripple table has been developed in collaboration with canadian manufacturer corelam

 

the piece, entitled ‘ripple’, spans 2.5m x 1m and weighs just 9 kilograms

 


the corrugated table measures only 3.5 mm and is 200 % stronger than traditional solid spruce wood

 

the A-frame legs are a sandwich construction of two corrugated plywood layers

 

 

the top surface is made up of corrugated plywood overlaid by a flat sheet

 

lamination process

 

leg lamination process

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