We’re always on the prowl for cool new furniture and this one instantly made our list. Initially drawn up by Wouter Scheublin, this amazing piece of furniture is mind-blowing and opens the imagination to the possibilities of design and architecture. Now just what is a walking table? Yeah, that’s what we said. In this case, a picture is worth a thousand words so we’ll let the video demonstrate how a seemingly inanimate object can have human-like qualities!
With the ability to be moved effortlessly, this table would be perfect for your outdoor living arrangement. Imagine clearing out space on your patio without having to strain a muscle. It’s so easy, your kids could do it! The walking mechanism of this table will allow you to adjust your patio layout with ease! Whether you use it as a toy or as a furnishing item is up to you. We figure it will be a little bit of both!
How it Works
To put it into action, all you have to do is apply pressure to the side of the table as if you were going to slide it across the floor. Instead of screeching across the floor, the mechanisms that have been attached to the legs will begin to “walk!” Say hello to Robot-Table! This table almost has the appearance of a AT-AT Walker out of Star Wars!
One talented individual saw this table and was befuddled like the rest of us. Instead of stopping there, he decided to take matters into his own hands. A student of Mechanical Engineering, this brilliant gentleman decided to replicate what he saw. The end result is this.
Some clever reverse-engineering led to an intriguing construction manual. As you’ll notice, the table is outfitted with various mechanisms that allow the legs to traverse across land. Each side of the table has 2 pairs of legs that extend and contract. These legs travels the opposite of the adjacent pair, allowing the table to remain stable while it is in motion. Fascinating!
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