CATSSUP - Floating Playground for Cats
A modular system that clamps on existing furniture to provide vertical spaces for your cat.
Instinctively, cats are more comfortable with heights because it provides them with a secure vantage point to survey the world below. Unfortunately, many modern households are unable to provide vertical spaces due to limited interior space and the bulkiness of conventional cat trees. We are here to provide the best alternative for all cat lovers!
CATSSUP is a space saving and easy-to-install cat furniture system that easily integrates into your home without the bulkiness of a traditional cat tree. This patent-pending system is modular and can be configured to fit different functions.
- It takes up NO floor space at all to create new vertical space for cats!
- The non-intrusive attachment method only requires you to screw and clamp. Easy peasy!
Intuitive & Flexible
- Our adjustable C-clamp fits onto any horizontal boards, such as your shelves and tables!
- Do not put objects that are heavier than 5Kg on the CATSSUP products.
- When using in conjunction with off-the-shelf products, e.g. shelving from IKEA, make sure the wall attachment devices are installed correctly as instructed by their respective product manuals. Stable platforms are crucial for the best performance of CATSSUP products.
How it all started:
CATSSUP Design Progress
We have spent almost a year to develop an innovative and adaptive cat furniture series, which aims to provide vertical spaces for the cats and free up cat owners' living space. We have gone through several challenging hurdles by testing our concepts with multiple cats back and forth, and now we are excited to introduce CATSSUP to all of you.
Courtesy of the cat judges below:
- Mei Mei & Beijing
- Beeboo & Dingdong
- 肥圈 From Toki Nashiki
- Bobby, Allen & 吱 From The Hut
- Bied Bied
About Studio RYTE
Studio RYTE is an energetic and innovative design studio comprised of proactive and passionate inventors, architects, designers and engineers from Hong Kong. They successfully launched the Butterply Desk, a modular furniture series, via Kickstarter with a pledge of 57k USD in 2016. Inspired by traditional Chinese timber joinery, Butterply’s installation is easy and requires no nails or screws. It was exhibited in the Salone del Mobile, the most renowned fair in the furniture industry, in Milan earlier in April 2018.
- Designers: Sam Kwan, Linus Kung, Whitnie Lau, Dennis Cheung
- Marketing & Operation: Jessica Lin, Emily Fu
- Engineers: Ringo Ko, WFM
- Photos & video production: IAMMI
- Impossible without Catherine Wong, Pei Wang, Jamie, Justin Hui, James Woods, Bumjin Kim
- Venue for teaser 1&2: Whitehouse
- Venue for teaser 3: The Hut
Risks and challenges
The production of CATSSUP involves multiple materials including steel, brass, felt and rope etc. The whole process includes laser cutting, CNC folding, powder-coating, thread rolling, stamping, polishing, sewing, weaving and assembling etc. Although different trades are involved, with the help of a promising manufacturer from China, we will be able to complete production in time. However, depending on the size of the volume, the delivering schedule may differ. Quality factories actually put customers with larger purchase order in priority. We, therefore, hope to have your full support in pushing the pledges higher and therefore everyone will be benefited from a sooner delivery.
We will do our best to deliver CATSSUP as stated in high quality and good appearance and we want the product to arrive at your doorstep before Christmas. Although we work hard with our team to ensure everything runs smoothly, unexpected delays in production and therefore delivery is always a possibility. We promise to keep you informed every step of the way.
August 8th - Kickstarter Campaign Starts
September 2nd - End of Kickstarter Campaign
September 3rd to Mid-September - Order of Raw Material and Tooling Fabrication
Mid-September to Mid-November - Mass Production
Late November - Shipping Begins
We’re so ready for this exciting challenge, and we hope you’ll join us in making CATSSUP a reality!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)