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Has Benjamin Hubert designed the world's lightest dining table?

15 October 2013

a wooden table

As part of an internal studio research project into lightweight construction, Benjamin Hubert has designed what may be the world’s lightest wooden table. The table is made using a process that corrugates plywood just like cardboard.

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Discussion starters

  • Technological products: Use this and other examples to identify performance properties of common materials (level 1) and describe examples to illustrate how the manipulation of materials contributed to a product's fitness for purpose. (level 4)
  • Characteristics of technological outcomes: Use this and other examples to explain how technological outcomes have been used by end-users for purposes other than what they were originally designed, and discuss the impacts of this. (level 4)

Keywords: dining table, technological products, characteristics of technological outcomes

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