While architects are normally busy trying to solve the world’s global housing challenges, this Taiwanese couple used their skills to helping cats live a happy and healthy live indoors. And we couldn’t be more excited to tell you about it, it’s A Cat Thing after all.
The story isn’t unusual. The idea for A Cat Thing was born when a couple of professional architects introduced two shy rescue kittens to their home in Taipei, Taiwan. To overcome their cats’ fear of the new surroundings, they build safe spaces using discarded cardboard boxes which soon turned Lily and her brother Chacha into confident little house tigers.
With an eye for design, they turned their attention to creating a cardboard universe for their cats, designing four modules; a bedroom, living room, balcony and ramp that can be combined in multiple ways to create a playground for cats. We love the subtle white graphics that elevate the product into a stylish home accessory.
Each module will individually serve as a hiding, sleeping or play area and the combination of only a few modules can create unlimited structures that can be changed around freely.
Principles of origami were used to design the paper connections that hold the different boxes together, so they can be assembled without the need for any tools.
We’re hoping that this is only the first (great) idea of many to come.
So, watch this space