Kate Benjamin’s mission is to improve the lives of cats and their humans through design, by showing cat guardians how to create living spaces that accommodate the natural instincts of cats without compromising the human’s sense of style and comfort. Kate has been doing this through her website, Hauspanther, and as co-author, with Jackson Galaxy, of two books on cat-friendly design. And cats’ (and their humans’) lives just got even better: Kate is launching her own line of cat furniture!
The Hauspanther Collection by Primetime Petz was introduced at last week’s Global Pet Expo. The collection features four pieces, all designed by Kate: the Catchall, a multi-function wall-mounted cat scratcher and perch with a plush toy below and toy storage inside, two wall mounted perches, and the Cubitat multi-level cat bed.
All pieces are made from wood and feature thick felt pads and replaceable sisal scratchers. Unlike Kate’s Made in the USA line of cat toys, these pieces are manufactured in China. Kate thought long and hard about this, and ultimately made this decision to make the line affordable for a wider audience. I think she’s accomplished her goal, with projected prices ranging from $49.99 to $69.99 – a steal for this kind of quality.
Hauspanther and Primetime Petz are planning to offer the collection in white with grey felt pads and espresso with beige pads. I like both color options, and they’re sure to fit into a wide variety of decors.
I will have more information on availability of the new line soon. Allegra and Ruby think the Cubitat would be a nice addition to our home, and Ruby even said she would share it with Allegra.
Do you think your cats would like these pieces?