The Canadian Cabin, a cool cardboard cat house that folds together, no tools required
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When it comes to modern pet product designs, dogs always seem to have a leg up. Now, cool cats can chill in the Canadian Cabin for Fluffy Little Critters, an eco-conscious, flat-pack cardboard cat house by Montreal industrial designers Marie-Pier Guilman and Maud Beauchamp.
Inspired by their cats, Felix and Lolotte, who love cardboard boxes, Guilman and Beauchamp wanted to improve upon the usual scratching posts and carpeted kitty condos.
“We thought it was time to do something funny for cats that we’d be proud to show in our own homes,” Guilman says, adding that the design also is appropriate for rabbits, ferrets and small dogs.
The result: a no-tools-required playhouse based on a Canadian hunting chalet. It has a roof that can withstand 30 pounds of fat-cat weight and a wood-grain-printed front and back. (The sides and roofs can be customized with your own art supplies.) The front door can be crowned with four interchangeable decorative elements, including a nameplate and the trophy moose head. The back has peep holes. The kit also includes non-slip rubber cushions, cardboard playing balls (dangling from a string above) and a textured cardboard carpet inside for scratching.
The Canadian Cabin is $30 at Plastica in Los Angeles. Replacement carpets are three for $5. For videos and a photo gallery of satisfied cat customers, visit Guilman and Beauchamp’s ridiculously adorable Loyal Luxe website. We’ve also got more cute photos after the jump ...
Above: Another view of the Canadian Cabin. Below: The back of the cabin has peep holes and paw holes. The house and a banner-shaped nameplate over the door can be customized with pencils and paint.
--David A. Keeps
Photo credits: Loyal Luxe
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