New German Designer Cat Trees from Wohnblock

Fri, Mar 2, 2012

Climbing & Perching

Someone pick me up off the floor, I’m completely blown away by these exquisite new cat trees from German design firm Wohnblock! Now this is Moderncat design! From what I can surmise via Google Translate, Wohnblock was created by designer Oliver Kriege with the intention of synthesizing function and aesthetics to make both cats and their guardians happy. I think he’s achieved his goal because these gorgeous cat trees make me very happy and the beautiful kitties seem to be enjoying them, too.

Of course these beautiful and functional objects come with a hefty price tag (in the $2000+ price range), but we can all dream about owning one. Each piece is handcrafted in the Wohnblock studio in Essen, Germany.

There are two styles of cat tree currently available, the Retro and the Reading Cat. Both have replaceable carpet pads that come in a variety of colors to match your decor. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing when else this company does in the future.

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52 Responses to “New German Designer Cat Trees from Wohnblock”

  1. 1
    sophie boros

    <3<3<3 Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

  2. 2

    I quite agree. These designs are indeed wonderful.

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  4. 4

    They are beautiful!

  5. 5

    Wow! What nice advertising shots, too!

    The “Reading” model is so intriguing. I really want to investigate it so I can see the little hidden passageways that must be there. The design is an elegant way to meet your household needs.

  6. 6

    A work of art for your home and a home for your cat.
    Quoted by A.b.b. through her owner, Alexandra.
    She is in LOVE with this!!
    Thank you,
    Alex & the kitt-hays
    Humble, Tx

  7. 7

    These are wildest cat trees EVER! I do believe these are my favorite trees yet…..they are so perfect in every way.

  8. 8

    I love these both! The best cat trees I’ve ever seen and unfortunately the most expensive too!

  9. 9

    Wow, these are nice. But it looks like you might need an extra-high ceiling for these to fit.

  10. 10

    Love the retro design!! I have 11 that would give this the workout it deserves!!

  11. 11
    Lisa Davis

    These are all so very COOL! I love the fluffy carpet on the white Retro in the first pic.

  12. 12
    Lina C

    WOW…these are not only beautiful but functional. I’d love to give one to my 3-kitties.

  13. 13
    Crystal S

    Nothing has given me goosebumps (the good kind of course!) on here like that Reading Cat has just done. I mean I LOVE IT! Pure genius!! I certainly can’t afford it but my mind is turning on how I could build it myself! :) Thank you so much for the introduction!

  14. 14

    While this tree IS beautiful, modern and swanky looking, it is extremely overpriced and impractical.

    A common issue regarding MOST cat trees are stability. The base is poorly weighted, as well as the thickness and length of posts. When a cat jumps off the top, you do not want to experience a slow motion effect of the tree itself collapsing on it’s side and destroying everything in it’s path, or injuring your feline friends.

    This post is extremely overpriced. The designs are stencil-created and cut by a machine, which costs significantly less than by hand. The amount of work to put this together is comparable to an IKEA bookstand, in all reality.

    Charging $2000+ is really an insult. I am tired of seeing modern, practical designs for cat owners poorly executed, as well as the creator insulting its customer by charging insanely out of range prices.

    I would like feature more practical projects that are easier to do at home, such as Sari’s DIY Litter Box cabinet. This was a reasonably priced project that cost a little over $100, and was fairly easy to do at home.

  15. 15

    This design is so unique, it’s absolutely beautiful. This cat tree would look great in any home, I just wish I had the money to buy it! Any cat, including my three, would be in cat heaven.

  16. 16

    Wow. I like the retro…

  17. 17

    These are not only wonderful trees for the cats but truly a work for art.. Would look great in my living room with 2 of the cutest kitties to enhance the look!!!

  18. 18

    Hmmm. I’m already trying to conceive of ways to recreate these for my own home. Excellent design—beauty and function!

  19. 19

    wow – love

  20. 20

    Wow! What beautiful cat trees! I love the photos, too :)

  21. 21

    You can dream about owning one because there’s no way to buy it on their web site — that is even if I spoke German! Kind of a bummer. So pretty and no way to get it.

  22. 22

    These are FANTASTIC!!! Love the Retro.

  23. 23
    gabi kat

    Really like the designs…the kitties would too.

  24. 24

    These designs are definitely WOW! I’d love to have them all, but even if I could afford them, I would never buy them. Think of how many cats $2,000 could save, or how $2,000 would translate into cat food and supplies for one’s own beloved cats! It’s a no-brainer — the CATS would win.

  25. 25
    steph b.

    Ganz schoen! Ich liebe es!

  26. 26
    Karen Rosenstein

    I love the retro one too! But both look beautiful and highly functional!

  27. 27

    What beautiful functional art! Oh, how I wish…

  28. 28

    Beautiful! I keep dreaming.

  29. 29
    Debbie Campbell

    This cat tree is Astounding! Beautiful modern design and fabulous vertical function for any cat! I love the Retro in dark brown and green. It would look lovely in my craft room!

  30. 30
    Elizabeth Wingfield

    Sofa King Cool! I wish all cat furniture was like this.

  31. 31

    The design looks genius! Functional, gorgeous, and kitty friendly. I do love a well-thought-out piece of construction.

    Such a smart design!

  32. 32
    Adrian Rowe

    This cat tree is absolutely gorgeous! Would be a dream for my girls >^..^<

  33. 33
    Elizabeth Ann

    Hi-such neat cat trees. I like the Retro design. My cats would love one of these. I would put it right in front of a big window, where it could be seen from outside too! Thank You!

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  35. 35
    Debbie Maddox

    Is there a book somewhere that shows how to make steps on the wall for cats.

  36. 36

    Wow. These look great and very stylish.

  37. 37

    I love these. They are the best I have ever seen. I am afraid to look at the price but must do…

  38. 38

    I love it! I hate the ugly look of traditional cat condos. But why does all the great stuff come from Europe where we can’t get our hands on it. Would love to have more North American based suppliers.

  39. 39

    Love the retro – when’s the drawing for the give away? >^..^<

  40. 40
    Machelle Woolston

    What an AWESOME design!!! I would throw that guy right in front of my front window for my boys! Would love to nab one of these!!!

  41. 41
    pauly d

    Very cool, cat-friendly design. I question its stability, but I’m sure the designer evaluated this before going to full-scale production. More power to these german folks if they can get the price they ask for this– it’s certainly one-of-a-kind.


  42. 42

    Love them both….esp the “Reading Cat.” Thanks for sharing!

  43. 43

    I’m with Rob and jmuhj on this one.

  44. 44

    Now, this is fit for a Moderncat!

  45. 45

    Love this and would love to get rid of the home-made cat tower my husband and I made.

  46. 46

    OK…This is unbelievable! I soooo want a white one…I have to order one of these..but I really want 3 or 4…great designer whomever came up with this great idea for these towers!

  47. 47
    italian centerpieces

    I love it’s versatility as it matched to whatever furniture may go together. The style and creativity made it standout.

  48. 48

    Have you seen one of these trees? Or are you just bashing around?
    In general german customers have a way higher demand regarding quality, therefore offering a product with only a nice design but poor quality wouldn’t work there. These designers do not only create nice things, they check for functionality, too.
    You can be pretty sure to get a good product, with better quality then Ikea, if they ask for that price. It’s Germany, not the US. Success doesn’t mean to earn a lot of money by ripping of enough customers before you get burned, it means providing good value for good money and creating a good reputation…’s a different world!

  49. 49
    Raminder Kumar

    Absolutely heavenly cat trees. How does one get one?

  50. 50
    The crazy agdoll cat lady

    Why, oh why, did I see this? Now no cat tree will be good enough in comparison. Who knows, if I ever have a lot of money laying around (a girl can dream.) I will get the retro tree. I am in love!


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