Cats, as lovely as they are, have a bad habit of planting themselves atop exactly the thing you need to use at that moment. They seem particularly drawn to everything on your desk – especially a warm laptop or an important stack of papers. The CATable from Lycs Architecture and designer Ruan Hao might be a fix for this perennial problem.
The desk provides a flat surface for humans to work on along with a series of holes and tunnels for cats to explore and play in. Whiskers can enjoy the inner workings of the wooden table while you get your work done without having to constantly pick her up and put her back on the floor.
The only problem that you might face with the CATable is that watching cats pop in and out of hiding places is really, really distracting. Cat lovers know that a feline is never as happy as when it is exploring small spaces, and watching that pure joy of a little pointy-eared head popping up in different places along the table’s interior channels might mean that you get a lot less work done.
“People who lives with cat always has those kind of experiences: 1. Putting away the cat from your lap top was like a sentimental ritual of temporary farewell. 2. A proper sized hole could be so irresistible to cats. Their curiosity would be greatly satisfied through repetitively exploring the unknown path behind the hole. The design of CATable was a fusion of those experiences, as well a locus where the interaction occurs. It is a table for us, and a paradise for cats.”
“LYCS Architecture, founded in 2011, engages in critical research and cutting-edge design on urban development and architectural matters. LYCS provides urban planning, architecture, interior, product and graphic design services and is currently working on projects in Singapore, Hongkong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and many other major cities in Asia. Through innovative research and design, LYCS is committed to providing representable solutions to the critical issues of high-density urban developments and the ever-evolving demands of user behaviors. “