As discerning pet parents know, it can be a challenge to find stylish furniture that will benefit your furry friend, too. The Cat Flat is a solution to this problem; it’s a contemporary cabinet that’s both beautifully designed and geared towards the 10 necessities that felines need to be happy: scratching, cleaning, surveying territory, playing, sleeping, hunting, spying, discovery, and social connection. All of these things can be hard to achieve—especially if you and your kitty live in an apartment—but this single piece can do it all.
The Cat Flat is a collaboration between feline psychologist Susanne Hellman Holmström and interior designer Eleonor Moschevitz. From the outside, the wooden cabinet looks like a piece that would hold extra plates or blankets. But open its walnut veneer doors, clad in vertical and horizontal slats, and you’ll find that any shelving gives way to the whims of your feline. The three levels feature plenty of sisel to scratch, places to enter and exit, and soft spaces for comfortable napping. And because it is all contained behind the cabinet doors, your home is free of clutter and unsightly cat towers.
“To create a design piece for a cat has been a challenging task, due to the fact that an ordinary piece of cat furniture usually is quite tasteless,” Moschevitz said of the project. “But to open the doors of the cabinet and watch the cats explore every corner and every passageway of it, really makes it worth it.”