ripple table: world's lightest timber table by benjamin hubert
 
ripple table: world's lightest timber table by benjamin hubert
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

 

ripple table: world's lightest timber table by benjamin hubert

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

 

ripple table: world's lightest timber table by benjamin hubert

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

 

ripple table: world's lightest timber table by benjamin hubert
the corrugated table measures only 3.5 mm and is 200 % stronger than traditional solid spruce wood

 

ripple table: world's lightest timber table by benjamin hubert

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

 

ripple table: world's lightest timber table by benjamin hubert

 

ripple table: world's lightest timber table by benjamin hubert

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

 

ripple table: world's lightest timber table by benjamin hubert

lamination process

 

ripple table: world's lightest timber table by benjamin hubert

leg lamination process

  • Lovely. But they understate their “sustainability”. They say “80% fewer resources” and “80% more sustainable”. But if they are using one fifth the amount of resources then they are five times as sustainable, or “400% more sustainable”. Take the credit where it’s due, man!

    James
  • brilliant

    dbkii

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