Tag Archives: cat furniture

Modern Cat Scratcher by Catit

Hagen Catit Contemporary Scratcher Complete MPSCardboard scratching furniture is pretty easy to come by these days; but this is the first time I’ve seen a scratch post with a scratching surface made from woven paper. Continue reading

Modern Cat Furniture by Kitty City

kitty city cat activity centre

This rather nifty modular cat activity centre is by US company, Kitty City, but is available in the UK from Pet Planet.  The Kitty City range includes cosy hideaways, play tunnels, detachable toys and climbing and scratching furniture. Continue reading

Catissa – Modern Cat Furniture by Mojorno

catissa by mojorno

Catissa is a stunning piece of modern cat furniture, new from Russian design company, Mojorno.  With Catissa, Mojorno aim to introduce some minimalistic design into the world of cat furniture, and to transform the humble cat house into a piece of interior art. Continue reading

Modern Cat Furniture – Ruben Natural Cat Trees

ruben natural cat tree maya brown  ruben natural cat tree diva cream

Good news for UK fans of quality modern cat furniture: zooplus.co.uk are now stocking products from the Ruben Natural Cat Trees range!

ruben natural cat trees viking brown

I like this range of cat trees as it’s been thoughtfully designed to meet with cats’ needs to leap, scratch, perch and sleep.  Us mere humans have been taken into consideration too, which means the trees are easy on the eye and will blend with contemporary interiors – I love the use of stripped tree branches.

ruben natural cat trees lille brown  ruben natural cat trees ella cream

Ruben Natural Cat Trees are produced in the Austrian Alps from untreated hardwood grown in sustainably managed forests.  The scratching surfaces are made from sturdy sisal rope, to give your cats something to really get their claws into, and the platforms are lined with high-quality faux fur to provide super-snug snoozing spots (the fur is removable and can be machine washed).

Prices range from £109 – £299.  All models are available in a choice of cream or brown, please see zooplus site for measurements.

If you’d like to see some Ruben cat trees in action, check out this video.  (The commentary’s in Austrian and the products featured are from the Ruben Exclusive range, which isn’t stocked by Zooplus – but it stars a bunch of beautiful cats, so it’s worth a watch!)

UK Stockist for the Cats Trapeze!

cats trapeze from uk stockist specially4cats

Hurrah!  There’s now a UK stockist for the fabulous Cats Trapeze!  The excellent specially4cats have the two-tier and three-tier trapezes available in unbleached cotton for £45.99 and £54.99 respectively (price includes UK delivery).

I’m a big fan of multi-functional cat furniture, and I’m impressed by the way the Cats Trapeze manages to combine cosy sleeping areas with an exciting climbing frame.  Your cat will love shinning up and down the sides of the Cats Trapeze before snuggling up for a snooze on one of the comfy cushions.  And you’ll love the fact that your cat’s using something other than your soft furnishings for climbing practice!

cats trapeze from uk stockist specially4cats

The Cats Trapeze can be suspended from doors, walls, and ceilings.  It’s worth noting that cushion fillings, hooks and mountings are not included with this product; what you get for your cash is the sturdy cotton climbing frame/cushion covers combo, the detachable hammock and 1 metre of strong sisal rope.  (The manufacturers of the Cats Trapeze give some suggestions for suitable hardware and cushion fillings on their website.)

Modern Cat Furniture by KoogaTree

koogatree birch vantage platform - uk cat shelf

Now here’s something I don’t get to say often enough: check out this range of luxury cat furniture designed and made in the UKKoogaTree produce a range of ‘high-impact, quality cat furniture’, made entirely from materials sourced from British suppliers.  The inspiration for KoogaTree is Kooga, a very handsome bengal.  Lucky Kooga has a whole range of KoogaTree products at his disposal, but he does agree to act as the company’s model in return!

koogatree birch vantage platform - uk cat shelfFirst up, the Birch Vantage Platform.  The platforms are made from Scottish Birch wood, that has been air-dried for four years, and are fixed to the wall with cast iron brackets, which will easily cope with larger breeds of cat – and look great too.

koogatree birch vantage platform - uk cat shelvesCat ‘shelves’ are widely available in other parts of the world – particularly in the US and East Asia – but, up until now, have been missing from the UK market.  I think they’re a fantastic idea – all cats love a vantage point from which to survey their territory, and, in multi-cat households, a few strategically-placed cat shelves can help reduce tensions by providing a everyone with a good spot to hang out.

The Birch Vantage Platform is available for £125.00.  Each platform is 47mm thick.  Due to the individual nature of this product other measurements vary, but are given on the KoogaTree website.  (You’ll need to get a move on if you’re thinking of buying one of these, as they’re proving popular already!)

koogatree scartch scratching postKoogaTree have teamed up with five British graphic designers and artists to produce the beautiful scARTch range of scratching posts, which double-up as pieces of ‘floor art’.  There are nine different designs available, and each design has been produced as a limited edition run of 25.

koogatree scartch scratching post

Each scARTch piece has a very sturdy handcrafted oak base, featuring a wipe-clean vinyl print which has been extensively scratch-tested.  The posts are made from solid Scots pine and have a choice of premium quality 16mm untreated sisal or manilla rope for your cat to get his/her claws into.  Measurements: base – 792mm x 792mm; post – 800mm.  Prices range from £295 – £395.

KoogaTree also produce these rather spectacular Climbing Trees, handcrafted from oak – priced at £795; or beech – priced at £745.  Bespoke climbing trees are available upon request.

hopscotch climbing tree by koogatree                     maltese climbing tree by koogatree

Other products in the KoogaTree range include luxury sheepskin cat beds and a ‘family’ of catnip toys – check out their website for further details.