Inspired by watching her cat take to a corrugated cardboard chair she had made for one of her clients, designer Elizabeth Paige Smith set to work creating Kittypod, a collection of modern architectural cat furniture made from layered cardboard, reminiscent of the work of architect Frank Ghery. The first piece in the collection is the original bowl-shaped form that is raised off the floor on a maple x-base. This shape creates a form-fitting nest that is just the right depth for cats to feel comfortable in without loosing the view of their surroundings. The second design is the c-shaped Archipod, a form that provides a variety of surfaces for perching, climbing, and scratching.
Adding to the collection, Smith created two more forms made entirely of cardboard. The cradle-like design of the Couchette can be turned on either end, creating both a perch on top and a hiding spot underneath. The elegant Prrrounge is the perfect cat bench and can function equally as well for people.
All Kittypod products are made from industrial strength corrugated cardboard joined with non-toxic adhesives. Each design is rigorously tested by the designer’s cat, Simon.