Some tables have three legs; most have four or more. Some tables stand on a single pedestal. And some have eight legs that, with a nudge, can walk like a robot.
Like Theo Jansen’s famous Strandbeests, the carefully engineered table “comes to life and mimics a natural walking motion” when pushed or pulled. The table stays stable while it walks thanks to a unique leg design; each side of the table has two pairs of legs that take turns extending and contracting.
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• How is the Branca Chair made?
• Extravagant furniture with secret panels, doors, and drawers
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