HabiCAT Cat Hammock Product Concept

Wed, Jul 15, 2009

Beds & Loungers

This project was done by design student Cori Steele at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Efficient and simple, I think it’s a wonderful design concept. The hammock frame is made of bent plywood and the sling is a piece of fleece fabric that threads through holes in the frame and secures with four knots. Simply untie the knots and throw the fabric in the wash, then easily tie it back onto the frame.

The project is also designed to produce minimal waste by creating a secondary product, like a scratcher or a raised feeder, with the scrap material.

Here are some pix of Cori building the prototype. You can view the entire design process in Cori’s portfolio on Coroflot.

Since this was a student design concept, I don’t think it’s available for purchase anywhere, but Cori gets an A+ from me!

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19 Responses to “HabiCAT Cat Hammock Product Concept”

  1. 1
    the pussy posse

    want it! beautiful, smart, elegant, green (i assume) design. please produce for purchase, cori!

  2. 2
    pretapawte

    how cool! there is always so much choice of new things for my cat here. its so hard to choose what to get

  3. 3
    MrsMelvin

    I don’t know. I’d like to see if cats will use it. I know some of mine are weird about walking on unstable surfaces. Wonder if she had test kitties?

  4. 4
    Sarry

    Too bad this is not for sale… I love this idea. Great design. ROCK ON !!!

  5. 5
    moderncat

    @MrsMelvin Check out Cori’s protfolio for some awesome photos of her cats testing the product. They seem to like it!

  6. 6
    tonka

    Love it but argh! I hate these concept designs because I always, always want them! This is such a tease.

  7. 7
    Terrie

    I love it! Great design and I really like how it produces less waste by creating a secondary item!!

  8. 8
    Loora

    Building a scratcher or a raised feeder with the scrap material: BRILLIANT !

  9. 9
    1Miles12

    The hammock should be produced for purchase, they are amazing & so sleek! I know Mr. Miles would love it! He used to have a hammock type bed (not as nice looking) but it was lost when we moved. I’ve been trying to find another hammock bed since. He absolutely loved it! Great design Cori.

  10. 10
    Carolina

    Very nice!

  11. 11
    Simone

    Oh my, this is fabulous.

    She gets an A+ from me as well. I love that it has a small footprint. I can wash the fabric easily. It’s off the ground which Beanty likes and it looks good – which I like.

    One thing I would request is the use of warmer fabrics. Here in the Pacific Northwest, there’s always a damp chill in the air.

    Can I get her to make a hammock for me say about 6 feet long…

  12. 12
    Leelu

    While the hammock is very nice, the bowls aren’t that original. You can get something similar at trendypet.com, though admittedly they’re probably more for dogs than cats. I purchased one several years back after reading that dogs benefit from eating with their heads raised rather than hunched over (less *ahem* flatulence). Not sure if this is true for kitties ;-) But again, thanks for sharing!

  13. 13
    jmuhj

    Great concept! Very stylish AND smart.

  14. 14
    Kimberley Jumper

    very cool!

  15. 15
    Dennis

    The hammock part confuses me. Cats like warmth, but the bottom of the hanging cloth will be ventilated by draughts so common just above the floor, effectively removing the accumulated heat.

  16. 16
    Bea

    This is brilliant!! I know my cat loves hammocks and already has a raised feeder (very poorly made by me with an empty ice cream tub LOL!) so that’d be perfect, I love the idea and hope it goes on sale worldwide!

  17. 17
    Tiffany Harvey

    I really like the design, but not a fan of the knots. They look out of place with the sleek wood, probably wouldn’t be that easy to untie for cleaning, and it seems like they would shift the first time the cat gets on the hammock after cleaning, which could frighten them so that they don’t trust it.

    I would love to see maybe a loop on each corner of the fabric, which could go through the hoops and attach to a hook or knob or something. So the fabric is tucked out of the way, it’s easy to get on & off, and more sturdy.

  18. 18
    jenny

    this is a fabulous design. i am surprised a manufacturer hasn’t jumped on this. i also just discovered your site tonight. it is very classy and well-laid out. congratulations.


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