A Cat Thing, let our love for design glow
A couple of architects once met two cats who were brother and sister,
We love to design things and we love our cats as well,
we also like to create things in both a practical and minimalist way,
Therefore, we decided to completely rethink cat products, but how to do so?
By enriching the living space of our beloved friends,
And creating a brand specifically dedicated to them,
To make homes suitable for cats and their humans,
And to provide both with a sense of simple and comfortable beauty.
Cats deserve their own space
Humans need a warm and safe environment to live in: the same goes for cats.
We understood the importance of safety and space for cats in the days we started living with them: they seemed to feel more comfortable and relaxed in a small and narrow space.
We believe that when we are sharing a living space, neither cats nor humans should sacrifice anything about their comfort to find a space that can suit both species. Then we started to study the balance between cats and space to create a mini-building suitable for cats. This is how A Cat Thing came to be.
Free to extend, a happy relationship between cats and space
There are four different modules: room, living room, balcony and ramp. Their modular nature makes them easy to assemble. You can create the most suitable structure according to your available space and your cat’s personality.
Except being a secret compound to play and rest, this cat house is also part of your interior design. It brings a very natural and warm texture to your living space.
Simple design, but not simplistic
We used values coming from the architecture world to simplify the cat house into four geometry types that would become our modules. No matter how you decide to assemble them, the resulted structure will keep the same sense of design and harmony. The shapes, textures and colors of the modules also find their inspiration in the principles of façade found in architecture. We’ve used an arch shape to create our doors and windows. By matching the openings in the modules, you can safely create unique overall structures for your desired cat house.
Modular design, unlimited combination
The ingenuity of our design is that each room can perfectly exist alone, but also combined with others. You can use them following in their original intended combination, or adapt to your cats personality, and change again the overall structure as many times as you want depending of taste and available space.
Just like a construction game, you can join forces with your cat and invent new fun ways of moving around in a playful manner.
Patented connections, clever and sturdy
We used the proprieties of paper and the principles of origami to create connections that can hold the different modules together in a safe and secure way without the use of any tools. We’ve also avoided complicated instructions and kept the whole assembly process as easy as possible.
Paper design, cat proof
We do not only propose a fun and appeasing experience to our cats, we also care about their health.
Therefore, the cat house is held together with cardboard connections, which means our material is paper based, therefore banning any use of plastic. In other words, nothing in the cat house can hurt the cats, even if they decide to have fun biting or scratching the inside of the modules––even eating it will not cause them any harm.
Protection of the environment at heart
Protecting the environment is at the heart of our concerns, therefore the materials we use for the cat house are all paper based, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Even the connections holding the modules together are made of cardboard. We even optimized the use of material to create as little waste as possible. It’s those little individual efforts that can assure all of us a brighter future.