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Cat tree and bookcase, the Cat Case is a modular, reconfigurable and easy to assemble piece of furniture perfect for people and pets.
Cat tree and bookcase, the Cat Case is a modular, reconfigurable and easy to assemble piece of furniture perfect for people and pets.
Cat tree and bookcase, the Cat Case is a modular, reconfigurable and easy to assemble piece of furniture perfect for people and pets.
99 backers pledged $25,137 to help bring this project to life.

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What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

The Cat Case

The Cat Case is a dual-purpose, modular piece of modern pet furniture, made to grow and evolve as you and your home do. It's more than a cat tree or cat condo. Comprised of multiple modules, the Cat Case can be a traditional bookcase, a low window display, a wall installation and many other configurations. And no matter how it's configured, the Cat Case always has a special place for your feline friend.

How it works

The inside belongs to your cat
The inside belongs to your cat

 

 

Why on Earth would I want this?

You need good design at home, and your pets need a space of their own. The Cat Case solves both needs in a clean, modern and ultra-functional way. So, instead of losing a corner to a cat tree, or cat condo, you get space to organize, display and store whatever you like.

3 Distinct Panels 

In order to provide variance, and enough space for cats to move freely on the interior, the Cat Case comes in 3 module sizes.

Dimensions
Dimensions

4 Finishes

Available in 4 finishes
Available in 4 finishes

Available in white, gray, maple and walnut, the Cat Case is built to suit modern, classic and contemporary home styles. Once the campaign is closed we will send out a backer survey in which you can choose your finish. Pick one finish, or mix and match. 

Walnut finish Cat Case
Walnut finish Cat Case

 

White is clean and contemporary
White is clean and contemporary

 

Maple is modern
Maple is modern

 

Easy Assembly by Design

The Cat Case features fabric backed miters and adhesive carpet ends, so the shelves assembled in seconds, while dowels and only a few twists are needed for complete assembly.

Designed to assemble quickly
Designed to assemble quickly

Durable Construction

Tested and approved by Stanley
Tested and approved by Stanley

High-wear carpeting, scratch-resistant melamine, and rugged hardware ensure that the Cat Case will last through hundreds of claw stretches, and cat naps. We've tested extensively. Stanley approved.

Modular Design

Adapts easily to unique spaces
Adapts easily to unique spaces

Constructed out of individual modules, the Cat Case can stack and combine into a unit that fits your unique spaces perfectly.

Backer Rewards

Our thanks!

THANKS! - Your name on a cat picture on our Instagram for all to see. Share with your friends, family, and favorite feline.

The Box

The best way to find a cat, assemble this box and leave it open. Whether by force of magic, or something even more mysterious, a cat appears. Paint it, cut and glue it into an airplane, tank or mini-fortress. The possibilities are endless.

Magical object summons cats (cats not included)
Magical object summons cats (cats not included)

T-Shirt

That's right, it's a comfy t-shirt. Whether you're sitting on the couch snuggling with your kitty, or are out on the town, the smooth cotton blend fabric and swag text will keep you comfy and cool.

Good Design Makes Me PURR - Cat Matter T-Shirt
Good Design Makes Me PURR - Cat Matter T-Shirt

The Cat Card (optional)

Christmas is coming! Give either any Cat Case module or Cat Shelves as a gift, and we'll send you an optional Christmas card detailing the gift, and the anticipated delivery date. Just answer yes in the survey sent out after project success, and we'll ship it. Backing a great project, and giving the gift of Cat Matter? Someone's being really good this year.

Boost anticipation and holiday cheer with the Cat Card
Boost anticipation and holiday cheer with the Cat Card

Cat Shelves

This trio of easy to assemble shelves make use of some of the extra bits left over from Cat Case manufacture. Like the Cat Case, they're sturdy, stable and feature pet-friendly materials.  Available in 4 finishes, decide once the post Kickstarter survey is sent out.

Cat Shelves come in sets of 3
Cat Shelves come in sets of 3

 

Pet-friendly and sturdy
Pet-friendly and sturdy

 

Shelf dimensions
Shelf dimensions

 

 

Cat Case Module

A single Cat Case module, this unit is 3' wide by 18" high and 10" deep. Use it as a tester, or as an addition to the 1/2, full or double Cat Case you already have coming.

1 Single, Lonely Module
1 Single, Lonely Module

Full Cat Case

The full cat case includes 4 Cat Case modules (3'x18"x10") that stack to make a 6'x3' bookcase, but you can arrange them however you like.

Full Cat Case (4 modules)
Full Cat Case (4 modules)

Cat Case + Cat Shelves

The full Cat Case includes 4 Cat Case modules (3'W x 18"H x 10"D) that stack to make a 6'x3' bookcase, AND 3 Cat Shelves (17"W x 12"H x 10"D). The purrfect way to add style and pet-friendly function to a corner.

Matching set includes 7 pieces
Matching set includes 7 pieces

Double Cat Case

The Double Cat Case includes 8 Cat Case modules (3'x18"x10") that stack to make a 6'x6' bookcase, but you can arrange them however you like.

8 Modules are perfect for playrooms and wide walls
8 Modules are perfect for playrooms and wide walls

 

Stretch Goals

We've hit our goal early, but don't let that stop the momentum! For every $20K this project hits, all backers of the Cat Case and Shelves get MORE.

$25K - REMOVABLE Carpeting!!!

At this level, all backers of the Cat Case, Cat Shelves or both will receive a free upgrade from the original design. With this upgrade, the carpeting that surrounds each case and shelf module will be removable and replaceable. Why is this so great? Because you can replace worn parts easily, wash the fabric in the case of accidents and even swap them out with new colors as they become available.

$35K - Side Mounted Cat Self Groomer

At this level, all backers of the Cat Case, Cat Shelves or both will receive a free side-mounted Cat Groomer with their reward. This groomer will mount easily on any Cat Case or Cat Shelf unit and provide an easy way for cats to scratch itches and groom their sides, faces and more.

$45K - Attachable Sisal Scratching Post

At this level, all backers of the Cat Case, Cat Shelves or Both will receive an attachable sisal scratching post, designed to fit into any Cat Case module. The unit will feature a sisal wrapped exterior and screw-in posts that can be used to climb, play and stretch claws.

$55K - The Cat Hammock

What’s better than surveying the landscape below from the comfort of a hammock? This bolt-on hammock compliments the look and the feel of the Cat Matter furniture while providing a comfy, flexible spot for your favorite feline. This stretch reward will go to all backs of the Cat Case and Cat Shelves.

About Us

 Jeff - Designer and builder, Jeff has been making for decades. He's responsible for hundreds of unique furniture models, lighting pieces, sculptures. At one point, he even turned an old school bus into a 4-season RV with hardwood floors. Jeff has partnered with a pair of local Chicago shops to get this project done.

 

Chris - Ops guy all the way, Chris makes sure what needs to get done, does and on time. He's in charge of ensuring the materials get where they need to go, and deadlines are met.

Josh - Logistics expert, Josh can get almost anything across the globe. He triple-checks packaging, ensures the right rewards get where they need to go, and that shipping partners deliver on time.

 

Stanley - Part product development genius, mostly cat, Stanley is the impetus behind the project. He tests each material and design for durability, strength, and stability. In exchange for his services, he gets plenty of treats and warm spots in the sun.

 

Risks and challenges

We've been building and designing furniture for years, and recognize that on occasion projects can get delayed. Bits break, materials come in the wrong color, and sometimes near final products get wrecked as they're going out the door.

With that in mind, we have pushed the delivery date for all items out to allow extra cushion, made our goal as low as possible, accounted for quality shipping services, and secured agreements with multiple suppliers and services ahead of time.

We're committed to delivering this project on time, and will do our absolute best to blow both you, and your cat away. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us directly at meow(at)catmatter.com.

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    Super Early Bird Cat Shelves

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    Cat Shelves

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    Each measure 14" W x 9" H x 10" D. Easy assembly, sturdy construction, ships right to your door.

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    Single Cat Case Module

    1 Cat Case module measuring 3'W x 18"H x 10"D Cat Case.

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    Cat Shelves

    9 Wall-mounting cat shelves designed to provide a home for your goods and a perch for your cat.

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    Each measure 15" W x 9" H x 10" D. Easy assembly, sturdy construction, ships right to your door.

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    Super Early Bird Cat Case + Shelves

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    8 Cat Case modules build a 6'W x 6'H x 10"D Cat Case. Arrange however you like.

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    8 Cat Case modules build a 6'W x 6'H x 10"D Cat Case. Arrange however you like.

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    3 Wall-mounting cat shelves designed to provide a home for your goods and a perch for your cat. Each measure 14" W x 9" H x 9" D.

    All shipped to your door. Your choice of white, gray, walnut or maple finish. Includes brackets and maybe even a sitting pad, if we hit our stretch goals.

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