Modern Cat Bed Concept by Steve Lukes

Mon, Dec 28, 2009

Beds & Loungers

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I always love to keep an eye on the design portfolios at Coroflot where you can sometimes find interesting concepts for modern pet products created by young designers. This one is from Steve Lukes, a recent graduate of the Art Institute of California at Orange County. It is his concept for a modern cat bed. It seems to incorporate a lounging area with a dining station. Very sleek and futuristic, for the space-age moderncat.

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23 Responses to “Modern Cat Bed Concept by Steve Lukes”

  1. 1
    jenn

    i have just joined this site, and i have fallen in love. the ideas and creations are great!!! this is an awesome bed, kitty looks so comfy, to cute!! :)

  2. 2
    lentilki

    what cat would sleep next to her food!? Silly! I doubt Mr Lukes has ever had a cat.

  3. 3
    jenny

    i agree. i doubt my cats would sleep next to their food, but perhaps this is a good idea for someone with limited space.

  4. 4
    James

    Yeah, I don’t think sleeping next to the food is something most kitties would want to do.

  5. 5
    jmuhj

    I agree with lentilki, but it is an interesting design concept, and the room pictured looks very Moderncat, to the beautiful tuxedo model!

  6. 6
    Susan H.

    Wow! I’m very impressed. Simple and functional. I must say I would love to buy this for my cat. Where can I get it?

  7. 7
    Mary

    Where do they sell these? Great idea and fantastic look!

  8. 8
    esc

    Yet another bed next to the food. Don’t these “designers” ever learn??

  9. 9
    Jana

    Welcome Jenn to a great site. Lentilki…how right you are. I have never seen a cat do anything around it’s food but try to cover it…LOL The modern design and bed concept is nice but I’m afraid it would be to open for my cat. Some things that look great are not very functional and this may be one of them. Happy New Year everyone! Jana

  10. 10
    Kathy

    I have to disagree. My cat sleeps right by her food with no problem. I like this idea and I think it’s a great idea that is different than anything I’ve seen. Have you people ever tried having the food by the bed? Wow I’m ammused by the negative comments. It’s a cat people…

  11. 11
    Steve Lukes

    The food tray is meant to be taken out or inserted into the bed. Yes, there are cats who may not like the idea of sleeping by the food, but I have tested this product and most really don’t mind it. When traveling this feature comes in handy. Thanks for the feedback.

  12. 12
    Elizabeth

    This looks uncomfortable. Cat stuff must be FIRST for the cat, and only then for the human eye, IMO. This is one I’ll skip!

  13. 13
    Michele Hogan

    Maybe I will keep some cat grass there instead next to the bed. After a good cat nip buzz Trixie girl likes a good nap.

  14. 14
    Jana

    Steve Lukes…Thanks for your input and it’s nice to know you have personally tested it.

    KATHY…it’s a cat? Do you mean cats are not important enough to carefully consider their beds? Oh my….

  15. 15
    Renee Austin

    Interesting, the first thing that came to mind was how I could use this for two of my cats. One would love it as an eating station (sit on the bed area and use the bowls). She’d also use it as a general ‘sitting’ area although not for sleeping unless I put a thin bedcover over it. She is almost blind and is often harassed by one of the others. The top and back would make her feel secure and she’d have an easy water access of her own.

    The second cat would sleep on it and use it as an eating station. It looks like a firm surface and she only likes to sleep on hard, cooler areas like the wood floor or dining table. She prefers to be fed right next to her sleeping area and has a water bowl next to her as well. My guys are all meal fed so these two would not be technically sleeping next to food, but to lentilki: obviously you’ve not been to my house ;-) I have a great photo of the second one mentioned above asleep with her chin in her empty bowl. LOL

    Anyway, this would solve a couple problems for me and is certainly much nicer and attractive than the cardboard box I use for one. My others may not use it, but it’s a great design, Steve.

  16. 16
    Auriette

    I can see cats sleeping in it and on top of it. I agree with those who criticize the food in the sleeping area; mine would surely end up falling in the water or kicking food onto the floor (not that they don’t do the latter anyway).

  17. 17
    Paul

    I love the idea of grass and/or catnip growing in the trays meant for food.

  18. 18
    Steve Lukes

    Thanks your everyone for the comments! I do appreciate them! I am currently working on another cat bed, which I hope will satisfy many of your concerns. It will be posted on this site as soon as the design is finished. Please feel free to leave comments as they are much appreciated!

  19. 19
    Keely

    I love this. I want to purchase one for my kitties. I think most of you are wayyy to harsh on Steve. It is brilliant design, and not every design is intended to meet everyones needs. I however love this and want one for myself. Great job Steve, and i look forward to seeing your next cat bed.

  20. 20
    catsrthebest

    This bed looks very nice. I wonder what the bed portion is made of? Memory foam would be a great idea perhaps. Cats are so tactile and softness and a fabric cover (microfleece?) would be important too. As pictured the bed would not appeal to my cat.

    My cat would not want to sleep next to his food but some will. I’d suggest offering the bed with a single long section of scratching material in lieu of the food areas.

    Good Luck Steve. I look forward to seeing more from you :)

  21. 21
    daniel

    Steve, I think it’s a great idea. Have you considered something similar but for use with a Stolen or similar pole mounted system?
    I just built my cats an awesome tree right by our 14th story window and I doubt I could pry them off to sleep on anything. But a couple of futuristic cat covered cat beds on top would be perfect. My experience has been t keep everything as light as possible but not to worry too much about keeping the individual components balance as the Stolmen is very sturdy and you can always change the arrangement to distribute the weight more evenly.
    I hacked my own cat tree but I’d pay for yours. Really nice work!!

  22. 22
    daniel

    A tray for catgrass/slash catnip would be perfect.

  23. 23
    Christine

    I don’t think most cats would sleep in something like that


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