Edited by: Roberta De Monte email@example.com
Design by: Benjamin Hubert
Proofreading: Bianca Baroni
Every year there are always many new products at the London Design Festival, but the one that has certainly attracted more sensation, this year, is the presentation of the lightest timber table of the world. Presented at the Aram Gallery in Covent Garden, this project was born from a research of the designer Benjamin Hubert and his all studio.
The ripple table, developed in collaboration with the Canadian manufacturer Corelam, is 2.5 meters long, one meter wide and weighs only nine kilograms. The structure is composed of corrugating three layers of 0.8 millimeter-thick birch aircraft plywood; the edge of the table is, thus, of only 3.5 millimeters thick.
A simple sheet of wood covers the wooden frame, while the legs are made of a sandwich of two corrugated layers. The table has been created using 70-80% less material compared to a table of solid wood, Ripple can be safely mounted and assembled by one person.
Ripple is minimal in its format, the design is studied to reduce the weight of the structure to a minimum.
In this line of thoughts, Hubert has also designed a chair made of a fabric and aluminum net, that weighs only three pounds and another chair that has a backrest and a seat made from a single sheet of plywood curled. As light as a cloud.