If your first mental image of a walking desk was this IKEA workspace-slash-treadmill DIY contraption, you're dead wrong. See this walking desk isn't about you doing the walking. This spider-like eight-legged workspace can nearly walk itself. Check out a video when you read more.
Designer Wouter Scheublin wanted his newest furniture project, the Walking Table, to have eight legs. Not for stability. No. He wanted it to come to life and walk.
The desk is a mechanical wonder. When it's pushed, just in the same way you might nudge your desk farther from the wall, its eight legs mimic the motion of an animal walking.
We love the idea of building furniture—especially office furniture—with utilities that keep their entire lifespan in mind. A big, heavy, carved-from-walnut piece should be able to slide easily across your apartment when you've decided it's time for a new layout.
But this desk seems a little too hefty to be practical. And since it "walks" facing its "long" side, it wouldn't fit through any of the doorways in our shoebox apartment.
What do you think? Creepy or cool?
If you're interested, it's available through Priveekollektie gallery.