World’s Lightest Table: 8 Feet Long, Weighs Only 20 Pounds



light table

Working with manufacturer Corelam, designer Benjamin Hubert‘s work is laying claim to the title of the lightest timber table in the world.

light table design

Layers of wood form the corrugated support structure necessary to span under the object’s slim surface, all while managing to remain only a few millimeters thick.

light table surface

Like its cardboard cousins, these corrugations coupled with a flat top make for an unusually strong shape, hence the ability to keep things thin and light throughout.

light table leg details

The bent and also-wood legs, as you might imagine, are also mostly hollow and similarly shaped to be light yet strong.

light table corrugations

The resulting object can be assembled and (as shown above) carried by a single person despite, much less massive than it appears and using a fraction of the materials of a similarly-sized table.

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