Felines First: Home Design Has Cats in Mind
Cat-friendly built-ins are not an entirely new phenomena, but few clients go so far out of their way to include their feline friends not only in their architectural plans but interior photographs as well.
Hey!Cheese is a photography, art and design collective in Taipei, Taiwan – the group managed to fit a cat into most of their shots of these living, dining and kitchen spaces of “Perfect Cat House.”
Some of the structures, like the scratching post, ramps and walls are explicitly cat features – in other instances, cat-friendly sofas and other feline favorites, like laptops, simply make their way into the picture.
But even without the cat involved, the design stands on its own as well – so while a later buyer might be puzzled by the ramping bookshelves, they are also aesthetically interesting enough to work, even without a furry friend playing on them. That, or perhaps a ferret, chinchilla or rat would find them fun as well.
Hey!Cheese Photography did a great job of capturing the coolness of the space, but the creators of this lovely contemporary feline-focused home are actually Thinking Design, a firm based in Taiwan – and of course they should get credit for their great work! This cat friendly house is inspiration for pet lovers all over the world to create their own elevated walkways that blend right in to the sleek interior design.
“Thinking Design was founded in 2012. It undertakes interior and commercial space design planning and integrates the balance of space and function. We provide relevant experience and expertise to implement ideals in practice. We are convinced that decoration is not only about beauty, it is related to space, function, personnel and sustainability. When the design level is transformed into practical requirements, a balance needs to be achieved and the user’s life is better due to the design.”