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