Hong Kong-based designer creates working space for cat lovers

Hong Kong-based designer Hao Ruan of LYCS Architecture has carved holes and tunnels into a wooden desk to create a playground for cats.

The desk top, created from a solid piece of wood, includes a series of openings and tunnels carved out by hand to form spaces for cats to play while allowing the pet owners to share their work space with their furry friends.

“People who live with cats always have these kind of experiences: putting away the cat from your laptop was like a sentimental ritual of temporary farewell,” explained the design team at LYCS Architecture in a statement. “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.”

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“The design of CATable was a fusion of those experiences, as well as a locus where the interaction occurs. It is a table for us, and a paradise for cats.”

The table was exhibited at the Milan University as part of the 2014 Milan design week.

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