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Table with a stream flowing through it


September 11, 2004

Sitting at your desk working can get quite stressful at times, and when it does we need to unwind and get away from it all. However with the Travelland table you don't need a panoramic view from your window to escape the confines of your office or home. Actually, you don't even need a window.

All you need is the Travelland table by Oliver Beckert, where the scenery is brought inside the home, or table, to be precise.

Creating a very distinct ambience, the Travelland table is designed to defuse stress and create a peaceful, relaxed environment. It does this by running a river of water across the desk, under a glass top, and there’s even a sort of mini rapids effect so the water swisheson the pebbles. Claimed to be able to calm any room”, the Travelland table is similar to the Elkay kitchen sink where water cascades more than a metre in length through the 8-inch-wide tapered preparation/work area, much akin to a stream or river.

Currently the only design seems to be the table pictured, but as each table is build-to-order by hand why not make a coffee table or let it double as a fishtank as well as a river? Although it is uncertain whether it could support fish in its current state, but if you are into fish, try the Moody Aquarium washbasin.

A clever and unconventional way to get nature into the home, the table is priced at around $4300 and will take 10-12 weeks for delivery.

About the Author
Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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