CATable Could Bring an End to Cat Vs. Desk Wars

If you have a cat and also a desk, you know how it is. The cat will happily ignore the desk until such a time as you sit down at it to work. The second you fire up your computer, open your laptop, or spread out any paperwork, it’s like this open invitation for the cat to lay down directly in the middle of everything. Often they don’t even want to be petted; they just want to make sure you know they’re there. And maybe be petted. They’ll decide later.

The CATable by Ruan Hao of LYCS Architecture was featured at the most recent Milan Design Week, and it seeks to resolve the age-old problem by creating a playground for your cat while also giving you a functional workspace. “A properly sized hole is irresistable to cats”, which you probably already knew, so the CATable provides holes and tunnels for your cat to explore while you work peacefully above. It even has a hole in the surface through which your cat can pop its head to say hello now and then, just to make sure you don’t forget it’s there.

CATable Could Bring an End to Cat Vs. Desk Wars

Here’s the thing. I’ve lived with cats most of my adult life. While I know for a fact mine would explore the heck out of this thing, I also know they would spend an inordinate amount of time popping out of the holes to stare at me, which would creep me out. They also would crawl into my lap instead of hanging out in their designated area. Why? Because they’re cats. Cats don’t care what you want them to do; they do what they want to do.

At any rate, CATable is the cat’s pajamas (pun definitely intended), because even if your cat still bothers you while you’re working it just looks nifty. Unfortunately, since it was a Design Week premiere, it’s a prototype and there is no word on whether you’ll ever be able to own one or how much it would cost if you could.


Source: Gizmodo

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