The CATable Wooden Desk Doubles As Cat Playground

April 24, 2014


This is the CATable, a collaboration between designer Ruan Hao and Lycs Architecture. It functions as a desk for humans AND a playground for cats. That's cool, right? You know, sometimes I wish I was cat-size so I could play under my sofa. Plus jump really high. I've always wanted to take a nap on top of the refrigerator.

People who live with cats 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.

I mean, it's awesome, but it also looks expensive. I'm wondering if maybe a couple balls of crumpled wrapping paper might not be the more economical choice here for cat play-things. Meow? I told you -- daddy can barely afford toilet paper, you're not getting the cat desk!

Keep going for several shots of a kitty exploring the thing.





Thanks to lilco, who informed me you can make your own CATable by adding an empty cardboard box to an existing table.

  • Dallas1701D

    I like the idea, but it is kind of unattractive IMO.

  • Dallas1701D

    My cats would love it though.

  • Richelle Howes

    And it would STILL shack up on your keyboard, just watch!

  • Me

    Nothing like a business meeting with the smell of cat urine and porous wood, and a wobbly table.

  • nanCY

    What's with the crooked leg??


    wow really? I was born this way

  • MustacheHam

    This might encourage them to play in the pool table that hangs in the game room (for those who have one).
    During a game o' pool: *hits ball* *ball rolls into hole* "MRRRAAAWW!!!"

  • Luka Mlinar

    What if you have a fat cat and it gets stuck?


    it will freak out and cry for a long time

  • Luka Mlinar

    Looks like a T slipped there :D

  • Guest

    eventually slimming down enough to wriggle free as starvation sets in. its a self correcting issue

  • flyingmonkey456

    It would probably die of thirst before it lost enough weight to free itself.

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