Benjamin Hubert is launching the most sustainable and lightest timber table in the world this week at the London design festival.
Part of an internal studio research project into lightweight constructions, the table, titled Ripple, is 2.5 metres long, one metre wide, and weighs only 9 kilograms.
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The table's impressive strength to weight ratio is enabled by an innovative production process of corrugating plywood (shaping into alternate ridges and grooves) for furniture through pressure lamination, which was developed by Benjamin Hubert with Canadian manufacturer Corelam.
The table is made entirely from three ply 0.8mm birch aircraft plywood, a timber sourced only in Canada, where the table is manufactured. The material is the same as that used in construction of the Hughes H-4 Hercules - popularly known as the "Spruce Goose" - the world's largest all timber airplane.