Called XTable, it has mechanical parts hidden in its tabletop that connect the handle with the adjustable scissor legs.
"A threaded rod connects the two top parts of the steel frame and is directed to the front via a 90 degree gear," explained creative director Jens Martin Skibsted. "When the handle is turned the distance between the two top points will change and the table will lift or lower."
"[It's] a piece of office machinery that accommodates multiple working positions and daily reshuffling," the designers added.
The desk is accompanied by an optional storage box for office supplies.
Earlier this week we featured another piece of mechanical furniture – a cabinet that opens like a giant sewing box. Other pieces by KiBiSi we've published previously include a sofa that looks like a rolled-up mattress and a pair of rainproof and snowproof headphones.
Here's some more information from KiBiSi:
XTable is a manually height adjustable desk.
XTable uses manual kinetic power instead of electricity for height adjustments – saves energy and keeps users active. All technical features are constructively integrated in the table top. It uses a century old principle known from carjacks, ironing boards and other iconic tools. The principle coupled with a desk is a radical redesign of the traditional office desk. XTable is designed with an optional storage solution for office supplies and other belongings.
XTable leverages the production knowhow and crafts heritage from its manufacturer, Holmris. Holmris is a Scandinavian family owned business that has delivered quality office furniture for 3 generations.
With XTable Holmris is set to redefine the office furniture market with a highly competitive, compact and efficient workspace that will be launched at Orgatec, October 23 - 27, in Cologne.