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54 Lightweight Furniture Design Ideas

From Weightless Timber Tables to Flat Foldable Furniture

— January 26, 2014 — Art & Design
These extremely lightweight furniture design examples bring total ease of mobility to users with innovative materials. Forms of these tables and chairs are fairly conventional, but their virtual weightlessness is truly what makes these creations awe-inspiring.

As more spaces are built to be flexible and open-concept, furniture designs must also reflect this need and become much easier to move from one location to another.

Two phenomenal examples of furniture pieces that hardly weigh anything include the Membrane Chair by Benjamin Hubert, which weighs in at just three kilograms and a lightweight wooden table by Ruben Beckers that comes in at four-and-a-half kilograms. Both of these incredible furniture pieces demonstrate their weightlessness by having models lift them effortlessly with one hand.
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Paper-Masquerading Tables
Paper-Masquerading Tables
The No Cardboard Side Table Is a Great Deal Stronger Than it Appears
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Simplified Industrial Seating
Simplified Industrial Seating
Composite Stool Has a Minimalist Assembly with Marvelous Personality
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Tuberous Wood Seating
Tuberous Wood Seating
The Tube Chair by Kibisi Resembles Paper Towel Rolls
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Unified Construction Tables
Unified Construction Tables
The Ter Table is Made from Nine Pieces of Separable Wood
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Seatbelt-Accented Cardboard Furniture
Seatbelt-Accented Cardboard Furniture
This White Cardboard Furniture Uses Seatbelts in its Design
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Crease-Inclined Tables
Crease-Inclined Tables
Kaki Table is Simply Supported by a Pair of Legs and a Small Bent Surface
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Pliéing Cork Perches
Pliéing Cork Perches
The Lovely Light Hans Stool Poses On its Tippy Toes
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Overlapping Table Arrangements
Overlapping Table Arrangements
Torei Table Allows You to Establish an Expansive Setup of Surfaces
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Perforated Nesting Stools
Perforated Nesting Stools
These Lightweight Seats By Haskell are Vibrant and Sturdy
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Minimalist Winged Seating
Minimalist Winged Seating
The Dronn Set by Redo Design Appears to Involve a Cardboard Box
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Animalistic Two-Footed Tables
Animalistic Two-Footed Tables
'Pig on the Wings' is a Series of Playful Multipurpose Furnishings
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Minimalist Plywood Desk Lights
Minimalist Plywood Desk Lights
The Bankers Lamp by The Federal is Sleek and Natural
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Simple Shoe-Inspired Seating
Simple Shoe-Inspired Seating
The Heel Chair by Nendo Has a Subtly Stylish Silhouette
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Rippled Modular Storage
Rippled Modular Storage
This Modular Shelving Unit Uses Pegs to Lock Shelves in Place
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Curvaceous Flatpack Furniture
Curvaceous Flatpack Furniture
The Stratflex Collection by Wintec Boasts a Flexible Polymer Grid
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Weightless Timber Tables
Weightless Timber Tables
Ruben Beckers Designed the World's Lightest Wooden Table
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Wooden Wingspan Seating
Wooden Wingspan Seating
This Bent Plywood Stool Embodies an Avian Lightness
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Stacked Seat Storage
Stacked Seat Storage
The Oneness Furniture System Furnishes Different Settings with Unique Setups
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Rolled Fabric Furnishings
Rolled Fabric Furnishings
The Bolt Bench Combines Cloth Storage with a Comfortable Place to Sit
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Floating Frame Furnishings
Floating Frame Furnishings
The Viù Chair by Simone Spalvieri Features Modern Geometries
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Typographic Seating
Typographic Seating
The Banco Bold Chair by Sanserif Creatius Makes an Eco Statement
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Modular Porch Swings
Modular Porch Swings
SwingLab by Andy Hilton is Modern and Versatile
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Space-Saving Tubular Furniture
Space-Saving Tubular Furniture
This Space-Saving Chair Will Help Utilize All Available Room
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Slim Wide-Legged Seating
Slim Wide-Legged Seating
The Yori Stool by Timothy Schreiber is Inspired by Japanese Torii Gates
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Flatpack Accordion Furnishings
Flatpack Accordion Furnishings
Selfdiscipline by Nika Zupanc is a Line of Fanned Out Funiture
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Lightweight Meshy Loungers
Lightweight Meshy Loungers
The Membrane Chair Embodies a Reductive Structure with Stretchy Textile
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Taped Cardboard Stools
Taped Cardboard Stools
Ogata Furniture Features Quirky and Weird Pieces
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Geometric Cluster Chairs
Geometric Cluster Chairs
This Lasercut Material‐Optimized Furniture Stacks 3D Shapes
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Strapped Flatpack Furniture
Strapped Flatpack Furniture
Seats and Stripes by BRAM/STIJN is Vibrantly Raw and Easy to Assemble
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Bottle Stopper Barstools
Bottle Stopper Barstools
The Bar{k} Stool is Composed of a Fitting Material for a Wine Bar
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Cardboard Cut-Out Furniture
Cardboard Cut-Out Furniture
DIY Living Uses Its Packing Boxes to Create Bonus Furniture
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Flatpacked Backless Chairs
Flatpacked Backless Chairs
The Package Seat by Adrian Candela Folds Up for Convenient Carrying
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Tail Light-Inspired Furniture
Tail Light-Inspired Furniture
3-in-1 Cardboard Lounge Set Inspired by the Volvo C30
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Multifaceted Foliage Seating
Multifaceted Foliage Seating
Chair Leaf by Milos Jovanovic Embodies the Nature of Eco Design
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Velcro-Assembled Seating
Velcro-Assembled Seating
The Keep-it-Together Chair Makes for Compact Packing and Easy Building
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Professional Profile Furnishings
Professional Profile Furnishings
This Tok & Stok Business Card Constructs a Model Chair
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Fancy Folding Furniture
Fancy Folding Furniture
Case Coffee Table
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Custom Cardboard Furnishings
Custom Cardboard Furnishings
The Record Player Console Has Proportionate Cubbies for its Contents
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Slot-Stored Tables
Slot-Stored Tables
The Mastro Table Stows Away by Sliding its Legs into its Surface
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Flatpack Lumber Loungers
Flatpack Lumber Loungers
The Wasflat Chair is Formed from a Single Timber Sheet
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Cardboard High-Chairs
Cardboard High-Chairs
Paper Tiger Recycled Products by Anthony Dan
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Expandable Saucer Desks
Expandable Saucer Desks
This Foldable Chair and Table Provides a Portable Productivity Hub
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Posh Cardboard Seating
Posh Cardboard Seating
The Re-PLY Chair by Dan Goldstein is a Eco-Firned
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Folded Cardboard Furnishings
Folded Cardboard Furnishings
Chairigami Provides Seating with Papercraft-Inspired Designs
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Patterned Cardboard Furniture
Patterned Cardboard Furniture
Roberto Giacomucci Adds to the Recyclable Movement
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Stylish Convertible Seats
Stylish Convertible Seats
The Best Made Camp Chair Changes into a Stool by Folding Down the Back
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Cardboard Origami Child Stools
Cardboard Origami Child Stools
This Upcycled Hand-Crafted Child Stool Lets Kids Sit and Step Up
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Fold-Flat Chairs
Fold-Flat Chairs
Ufuk Keskin & Efecem Kutuk's Sheetseat is Flat-Pack Seating
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Cardboard Conference Cells
Cardboard Conference Cells
The Cellulose Meeting Pod Encourages Interactivity in Workplaces
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Quirky Foldable Furniture
Quirky Foldable Furniture
The A Frame Tables by Tomas Alonso Boast Colorful Bases
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DIY Cardboard Cutout Lamps
DIY Cardboard Cutout Lamps
Create These Glamorous Pendant Lights Out of Recycled Materials
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Comfy Waffle Seating
Comfy Waffle Seating
The Intricately Designed Cardboard Chick 'n' Egg Chair
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Open-Sourced Furniture
Open-Sourced Furniture
The OpenDesk Allows People to Partake in the Production Process
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Geometric Cardboard Seats
Geometric Cardboard Seats
Lazerian Studio Reveals Recycled Cardboard Furniture in Milan
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Flat Foldable Furniture
Flat Foldable Furniture
The Leo Salom 'Folding Chair' is Modernly Designed and Portable
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