World’s Lightest Timber Table is Stronger Than Solid Wood



Hubert Lightest Timber Table 1

A unique corrugated plywood construction makes this timber table incredibly lightweight at just 9 kilograms (19 pounds), yet 200% stronger than solid spruce wood. ‘Ripple’ by designer Benjamin Hubert and Canadian manufacturer Corelam is made of birch aircraft plywood, using 70%-80% less material than a standard timber table.

Hubert Lightest Timber Table 2

Hubert Lightest Timber Table 4

The table is light enough to easily pick up and move around, with an incredibly slim profile, which saves a lot of resources not only in manufacturing but in shipping, as well.

Hubert Lightest Timber Table 3

But despite its seeming fragility, the table can support a surprising amount of weight. It’s made by sandwiching layers of plywood together in a corrugating machine.

Hubert Lightweight Membrane Chair

Benjamin Hubert is also responsible for ‘Membrane,’ a chair made of a stretched 3D woven textile mesh over a lightweight steel and aluminum framework, weighing in at just 3 kilograms.

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