Being a Lightweight is a Good Thing
Maybe it’s because I am in the process of moving, but the prospect of having a lighter existence is very appealing right now. I am not referring to a metaphoric lightening–fewer obligations, less stress, etc. I am referring to a reduction in mass. Wouldn’t it be cool if everything we had was light and easy to move, handle and ship? Bucky Fuller thought so.
The problem is, unless you want to get that carbon fiber easy chair, is lightweight is synonymous with flimsy. British industrial designer Benjamin Hubert‘s Ripple table defies this notion that light and strong can’t coexist in furniture in design. The table 8′ x 3’ table is an astonishingly light 19 lbs thanks to a specially laminated, birch plywood made with Canadian wood manufacturer Corelam. The ply edge is only 3.5 mm. And because of its corrugated structure, the table is reported to have strength equal to solid wood.
Beyond industrial design marvel, the table is gorgeous. It will be available for sale soon. We’ll report to you when we have pricing info.