To achieve a truly balanced interior design, our belongings should not only be functional, but hold some sort of personal value as well. This mechanical table designed by Scheublin & Lindeman would not have a place in every home, but for those who value the beautiful function of mechanics it would be a prized piece of furniture.
The walnut wood “Walking Table” features legs that move in a natural walking motion when the table is pushed. The obvious advantage is that the table can actually help move itself when you need to relocate it.
But the less obvious advantage of the table is that it lets us marvel at the sheer delight of something completely unexpected. Traditionally, furniture is the stable, static part of the home interior, moving rarely if ever, and then only with a considerable measure of effort from its owner(s).
With its spider-like movement and surprising grace, the Walking Table is mesmerizing while in motion. Scheublin made a very limited edition of eight of these marvelous contraptions, meaning that most of the world will never know how it feels to take our dining room tables out for a walk.
More from the designer
“The Walking Table is a carefully crafted piece of furniture that shows the beauty of mechanics. When pushed, the table comes to life and mimics a natural walking motion, perplexing our perception of the ordinarily static piece of furniture. The Walking Table is available in a walnut edition of 8 pieces, each fine crafted from selected materials.”
About Scheublin & Lindeman
“Scheublin & Lindeman is the design studio of Lotty Lindeman and Wouter Scheublin. We have been working individually from a shared studio since 2006. The refined work of Lotty Lindeman shows a dialogue between man and object while Wouter Scheublin’s work shows a fascination for construction and mechanics. We design products! We search for surprising details, sophisticated compositions in color and material. We read between the lines to discover pearls and translate them into functional objects. We have technical skills as well as craftsmanship. We think from detail to overview or the other way around.”