Cat lovers sometimes like to say that their cats are the real masters of the house – but if that’s true, why is everything in the house made for people? A designer looked at his home from his indoor cat’s perspective and designed a line of furniture and play areas just for furry feline friends.
Designed to fit the shape and size of a room, Gold Paw’s unique kitty playgrounds include scratching posts made from real tree branches, wall-mounted walkways, hammocks, and suspension bridges.
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Before Stefan Hofmann built the kitty playground, his cats were tearing up all his cushions and curtains. Thankfully, the playground seems to be curbing their bad behavior.
“The cats absolutely love their home and are always occupied, zipping around from obstacle to obstacle and using up all their energy," he said.
Hofmann first created a scratching post out of a tree branch for his girlfriend’s cat, and the idea for a feline playground grew from there.
"It quickly became clear to us that the natural scratching post would not be enough, and so we developed in the following months more and more items that could be a complete cat room from our hallway," Hofmann told
So what are all those fun things in the kitty playground? “We currently have the ceiling natural scratching post, a wall antler bowl, a half-high natural cat tree mounted on a floor den and suspended ceiling bridges," Hofmann says.
Coming up with interactive furniture for cats seems to be just as enjoyable for Hofmann as it is for the cats.
"I kept thinking, what would be exciting if I were a cat, maybe a big risky leap from one shelf to another, or a little cove for them to snuggle into when they get tired,” he said
The handcrafted furniture may not fit every cat owner’s budget, but if you want cat furniture that’s functional, well designed and truly unique, then it might be worth it
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