More Modern Concepts from Steve Lukes

Tue, Jan 12, 2010

Beds & Loungers, Scratching

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Last month when I showed you a concept for a cat bed from Steve Lukes, several readers left feedback for Steve concerning the food bowl being right next to the sleeping area. Well, Steve went back to the drawing board (well, back to the computer) and revised his ideas based on the feedback. The ultra modern cat bed now has a scratching pad by the sleeping area instead of a food bowl. While he was at it, he also came up with another idea for a two-story, raised bed. I’m sure he’d like to hear what you think, and if you happen to be looking for a product designer, I hear he’s available!

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16 Responses to “More Modern Concepts from Steve Lukes”

  1. 1
    Teresa

    Yep – the scratching pad makes so much more sense because they love to stretch and scratch when they frist wake up. Great combination and great style

  2. 2
    Little Doll

    Sleek and interesting.

  3. 3
    Emily

    I love it! The blue and the brown with the modern design look great. I would love to buy one of those for my cats.

  4. 4
    Terrie

    That’s a great idea with the scratching pad! I love that he revised his design based on reader feedback!!

  5. 5
    Cindy

    Optional planter instead of a scratch pad would also be awesome… and the scratching area could then be on the wall behind the bed.

  6. 6
    Melmike

    Both of Lukes’ designs are great, but my favorite is the two-story design, with a bed on top and a hiding place just underneath – cats love hiding places! I’m curious as to what the scratching pad material is – love the colors. Also, will the two-story design take the weight of a person sitting on it, like a bar stool type chair? Other than getting cat hair on one’s posterior, that would make it a great triple-use piece (cat bed, cat hiding place, seat for humans).

  7. 7
    Phyllis

    The two-tiered seats look good… but I wonder if, especially after the breakfast-in-bed idea, if Mr. Lukes actually lives with a cat. My crew says they would like more space between the seats if they’re actually expected to jump in rather than crawl from somewhere else. They’d also like the lower platform to extend beyond the upper. A landing platform so as not to bump noses on the seat above. They all agree with the earlier writer that a human/cat combo is a great idea.

  8. 8
    jmuhj

    An improvement, no doubt about it!

  9. 9
    Marg

    Those are great looking beds and the added scratch post is genius thinking. And you could put a bed on the bottom too and have a place for three.

  10. 10
    Meghan

    These designs make much more sense to me. The single bed with the scratching area is fantastic. Is the scratching area interchangeable? Not all cats like all scratching materials (cardboard, sisal, carpet, etc..) and it would be so disappointing to buy a great looking piece like these only to find out the cats won’t use it!

    For the two-tier bed, I like the sleek lines and the fact there are two “shelves” for hiding plus room underneath for another bed if needed.
    One thought, though… I suggest the lower “shelf” should be a little wider. Maybe it’s because my cats are not very coordinated, but I see them missing the mark on that one.

    Overall though, very much improved and I love them!

  11. 11
    Steve Lukes

    Thank you everyone for the comments! Now if I could just get a design job.. Haha thanks again!! Feel free to email me with questions or to chat my email is stevelukes@yahoo.com and I always love to see pictures of all your cats! :)

  12. 12
    Jessica

    Another suggestion for that sweet two-level bed: if the the levels were made a little larger, an opening could be made in the first to the second so a cat could climb down. That way the levels could remain close without making it difficult for cats to access the lower area.

  13. 13
    Elly

    sorry but i hate the blu the green is much better but how about ssome more colors brighter maybe?

  14. 14
    Ana

    These are really nice. I definitely like the combination of the brown and blue better, and the design is very streamlined and functional.

  15. 15
    Skittlez

    wow…. just ….wow…. im speechless…. <3

  16. 16
    Evan

    I love this cat bed, But It’s to open for my cat, It’d need another wall so It’d be like a corner for my cat to ever use it.


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