This Versatile Table Helps Diffuse Heat and Keep Rooms Cool

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jul 17, 2015
References: zef-design.tumblr & psfk
Two French engineers have designed a versatile table that helps to keep rooms at a comfortable 71 degrees Fahrenheit. With summer in full swing, many people have begun turning on their noisy air conditioning units. This new room-cooling table allows you to ditch your hefty AC for a sleek piece of furniture instead.

Raphaël Ménard and Jean-Sébastien Lagrange designed the ‘ZEF Climatic Table’ to be a sustainable room-cooling system. While the table initially looks like a simple piece of oak furniture, it actually contains a unique combination of wax and heat-diffusing aluminum panels. The oak plateau helps to conceal the climactic damper, which uses the wax to take in excess warmth. The aluminum sheets then diffuse cool air across the length of the table.

The versatile table not only helps to keep you cool, but it can help you save money as well. Ménard and Lagrange explain that the room-cooling table can help reduce energy bills by 30 percent and heating bills by about 60 percent.