So if you wanted a steampunk Transformer that could switch from one mode to another with very few steps, apparently your guy was David Roentgen. Let’s not talk about it too much, because it will spoil the kickass surprises in these videos. I first saw the one up top, send to me by Cosette, of the desk that’s in the Royal Collection across the pond. So I recommend starting there. Suffice it to say if I could have commissioned this guy to design my entire office or library, I sure as hell would have done so.
Okay, now imagine this guy designing and building an escape room. Now that’s a party.
And for this last bit, you kids should bear in mind that the word “commode” used to mean a piece of furniture with drawers.