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!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Interview for the "Floppycats"!

We just had an interview with "Floppycats", a home for all things Ragdoll.  Never heard of them before? You must be joking... You better do it right now, or...!


Thanks Jenny!

Monday, 11 July 2011

We are on Modern Cat!

Our flagship product "Crash Pad" was featured on Modern Cat, an amazing web-site dedicated entirely (well, almost) to the designs for living with cats.  They share the same principles and values that we do so follow them now!




Big thanks to the Kate Benjamin, Owner of the Moderncat Enterprises, LLC and Jennifer Schmidt from "JennasRedRhino" who introduced us to them.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

New prototype is ready for testing!

New prototype is undergoing a series of tests by our experienced tester Lucas. He will report his results later on this month. Do not disturb, work in progress :)

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011

If you are interested in furniture and all things design Milan is a place to be, especially if it is annual Design Fair.
A great place to be inspired and meet likeminded people. A must go! I've been there and even got a t-shirt...

Floating chair from Cassina by Gio Ponti and literally green lamps at the Israels section.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Yachiyo metal rug for Carwan gallery.

I was lucky enough to participate in a production of chain mail carpet called "Yachiyo" at Philippe Malouin studio. It took around 3000 hours to make using basic hand tools and made from galvanised steel wire rings in a Japanese chain mail design with twelve loops attached to every two central rings.
Anyway, here's what Philippe says about his own design: “The Yachiyo metal rug is made using a very intricate form of chain mail. Having investigated various types of chain mail ranging from traditional/medieval manufacturing techniques to more contemporary, machine-made chain mail patterns, we chose to draw from the Japanese 12-in-2 method. Not only did we find this type of chain mail to be virtually indestructible, but it also created a very stable membrane — structural yet flexible — not dissimilar to a tight hand-tufted rug.”

It was displayed at Ventura Lambrate district at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, then its heading to the soon-to-open Carwan gallery in Beirut, Lebanon.


 More info from: Dezeen, Sight Unseen, Philippe Malouin.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Revealing a new design!

Revelation for the masses! New design for our cat called "Come and play and rest".

Currently tested by our team of local cats.  Tell us what you think of it, may be we missed something very important...

Visit to prototyping workshop in Daugavpils, Latvia. Video!

Went to see my friends in Latvia with whom I share similar interests in design. They have all these amazing machines, high quality materials and stuff but ... no health and safety regulations at all, man!
video