Crash Pad!

Crash Pad!

About "Cats&Pods"

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London, United Kingdom
We are a small workshop based in London, England, aimed at designing and producing high quality furniture mainly for cats. After several attempts to find a suitable habitat for our own cat, that would satisfy not only his enormous demands but ours too, we decided to make everything by ourselves and after a few months of experimenting with different materials and shapes we finally came up with the model that is both attractive and functional, thing that is very rare in modern design in general (discuss:). After a long period of testing on various "specimens" we've decided to make this product available to other like-minded people who are bored with standard mass-produced objects. Currently known as a "Crash Pad" it is available for sale at the trendy "Lik+Neon" shop in Shoreditch, London. And since they are very proud owners of several cats, you can see our pod in full action and admire the friendly vibe of the shop. Alternatively, you can order it directly from us. Apart from carefully crafting furniture for cats, we occupy ourselves in other activities, such as graphic art, painting, sculpture, installations, music e.t.c. So watch this space!

Friday, 7 March 2014

"DOJO" is on sale around the globe!

"DOJO" is available for sale worldwide priced at £60 for a standard model plus shipping. For our "sophisticats" we have a range of one-off models with customized finishes and hand-drawn patterns that will be published on this website as soon as they become available. 
Enjoy and get in touch for any questions!

A standard "DOJO" scratcher in clear finish.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Cat House Designed by the Office of Frank Lloyd Wright

Have a look at this amazing cat house found on a pages of Moderncat.net, our favourite resource for all things cats+design. Here's what they say:



It’s a vintage cat house designed by the office of none other than Frank Lloyd Wright. This piece was designed for the daughter of Gerald Tonkens, for whom Frank Lloyd Wright designed a residence in Amberley Village, Ohio in 1955.
The original drawing of the cat house, ‘Felis Catus’, was completed by Thomas Olson, the site supervisor for the project. Apparently, Mr. Wright described the design to Mr. Olson over the phone, which is why the design is credited to the Office of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Right, here we go!

A new product named "DOJO" has finally landed on the surface of this planet. There was no fuss, no flowers or TV crews, no fireworks and interviews. It just happened. On a bright sunny day all pieces of seemingly impossible puzzle came together and materialized into one single object. It happened so naturally that nobody was really surprised or shocked, we all knew that "DOJO" was there all the way along. All we had to do is to think about it for a year or so and then cut some ply and felt with some tools and that's it. As simple as that...
So here's a first glance at "DOJO", an ultimate tool for cats with veeeery itchy claws and their designer conscious owners. 


Sunday, 11 August 2013

Work in progress!

Work in progress at Cats & Pods headquarters. We are busy producing parts for the new design codenamed "DOJO", a very modern looking scratch post able to withstand attack of a hundred cats with very itchy claws and that sits comfortably in any interior. It is built like a tank and at the same time looks delicate, there's not much else to say about it. Details will follow...



Sunday, 12 May 2013