Temperature control is a critical part of life in areas of the world that experience extreme heat or cold. However, vast amounts of power is required to keep a room at a comfortable temperature. That is, until a smart new table dubbed the ZEF Climatic Table was invented.
Through the use of what is known as phase-changing materials, the table can absorb unwanted heat and give it off again when it is needed. Creators Raphaël Ménard and Jean-Sébastien Lagrange claim that if the temperature in a room fluctuates, the table can cut energy costs by as much as 30 percent.
With a sleek oak exterior, the table’s absorptive properties kick into gear as the ambient room temperature hits 21C, absorbing any unwanted heat thereby assisting with temperature control.
The use of absorptive materials is by no means new, but its incorporation into furniture elements does offer up a more efficient way to control temperature.
According to Dezeen, this is the first of Zero Energy Furniture’s series of climatic furniture.
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