M Table, 2019

1.0mm aluminium sheet (Grade 5005)

The idea of M Table started with the property of aluminium. With reference on the possibility in folding sheet metal by hand as in Max Lamb’s “024 Stainless Steel Chair”, M Table is designed as a flat pack of 5 laser-cut aluminium sheets in 1.0mm thickness, with carefully calculated proliferated holes. Components could then be folded and assembled without tooling, machinery (Brake Press) or welding. Parts are interlocked by merely sliding into the cutouts and folding, which minimise the energy consumption in production. With 1.0 kg in weight and 520 x 200mm in package size, it could be easily transported.