The Climatic Table addresses an open problem : how solving energy efficiency and climate control issues at the furniture scale rather than at the building scale ? This table has a very high thermal inertia. The secret lies into innovative use of phase-change materials (PCM), integrated between the surface of plain wood and the folded sheet of anodized aluminum.
PCMs or latent heat storage systems can play a major role in helping to smooth out temperature fluctuations. As an example, for office building, it helps energy savings : up to 60% of heating needs and 30% for cooling demand!