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Industrial designer, Ilshat Garipov, took his homemade DIY cat tower to the people of Reddit. That is when the design of the tower evolved into something else. The cats went from living in a humble cat tower made from wood scraps, to a luxury modular tower complex complete with sheep skin cushions.

I got to talk with Ilshat, and ask him how he came up with the idea and how it evolved from a homemade DIY into a premium designer piece.

Where did you get the idea to build a cat tower?

I built the first cat bed tower for my cats, to help them escape from my little daughter’s importunate attention.

How did you end up building your first cat tower? 

It was built out of wood remnants from a repair. I also used a bamboo screen, and the ramps were made out of carpet and wood.

When I built the first prototype, I posted it to Reddit. I got so many positive comments that I decided to design another one.

DIY Cat Bed Wall Tower

What happened next?

For the new design I wanted to bring modern and minimalistic design to the cats’ living space and make it kind of an art object for the wall.

So I posted it again on Reddit. I got much more positive feedback that I decided to bring it to the market.

Cat Bed Designs

Cat Beds Before After

Cat Bed Tower

Cat Bed Tower

The Tower

The wall mounted tower comes in a range of colors and includes: 4 modules, 4 sheep skin pillows, and a staircase. For more info visit Catissa. And you can get a 20% discount when you use the coupon “hometreeatlas”.

Luxury Cat Beds

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June 26, 2014 in DIY

Making Sleeping Arrangements: Creative Ideas for Cat Beds

Cat Bed Ideas

Our little furry friends. They’re comfortable living the simple life in cardboard boxes. But here are some unique and more comfortable bed ideas for your cats, including some ideas on how to make your own.

Upcycled and DIY Ideas

Upcycled computer monitors, just like the one in picture (1), and old TVs can be turned into elegant and retro cat beds. They also add to the decor in the room. Vintage suitcases (2) can also be upcycled into a fancy cat bed – or they can be bought pre made on Etsy. Double them up, to create cat bunk beds (3).

Another unique DIY idea is to create an enclosed cat teepee, just like the dip dyed one in picture (4). Have a look at the description in the pin to see how Casper made his.

Cat Beds

Space Saving

If you have a small home and want to save on the floor space, then it would be best to hang your cat bed. One idea is to have a hanging cat bed – seen in picture (5). Or a sheet of fabric can easily be fitted under a chair (6), coffee table, or inside a large box to create a cat hammock bed.

Another way to save on floor space is to use wall mounted cat beds. A modern floating shelf, like the one seen in picture (7), not only makes for a cat bed, but as wall decor. Hang paintings and pictures around it. You just need to make sure there is a way for your cat to climb up to it. Or you can go a step further and have your own luxury cat apartment complex (8) by Catissa (you can get a 20% discount when you use the coupon “hometreeatlas”).

That awkward space under the stairs can have a custom built cat house. Check out my post here for ideas and pictures on using that space.

If all else fails, they’ll make their own sleeping arrangements…

Funny Cat Sleeping

Cute Kitten Sleeping

Cute Kitten Napping

image credits: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8  cat napping: 1/2/3

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