In his latest work, London-based designer Benjamin Hubert – known for his materials-driven approach – has used an innovative production method to create a table that is 80% lighter than a conventional design of a similar size.
Created in collaboration with Canadian manufacturer Corelam, the large dining table weighs just 9kg. As well as vastly reducing shipping costs, this also means it can be easily assembled and manoeuvered by a single person.
The super-lightweight design is possible due to a specialist manufacturing process that creates corrugated plywood from sheets of 0.8mm three-ply birch aircraft plywood.
As demand for lightweight yet durable products grows, designers are looking to other product sectors for material and design ideas that can fuel innovation. We explore this concept further in the Lab-Light section of our industry trend Design Democracy: Shift and in the materials focus Super-Light.