Helsinki Cafe's Web-Controlled Furniture Is Genius

Check out this coffee shop that allows Internet users to mess around with tables, chairs, and sound

A design installation in Helsinki is offering free coffee, but customers have to deal with moving chairs, tables, and sudden loud noises, courtesy of Internet users across the world.

The installation, a cafe called Kauko at the Forum shopping mall in Helsinki, allows people to remotely control the cafe, and the resulting hijinks make great silent comedies. Watch a table steal a kid's toy, ruin a couple's romantic moment, and more. (And for those of you troublemakers trying to tune into the shop, the cafe has hours and they are seven hours ahead of New York).


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