- Take up a small footprint
- Affix to a standard drywall
- Can support up to 50 pounds
- Contain 1 platform for a cat to rest one.
- Should look more like art than a cat product
- Beautifully detailed from the bottom and sides
- Comfortable edge to allow cat to dangle and rest on
Product Style and Identity
Based on the current furniture and interior design trends I set 2 inspiration boards. One traditional mid century, with the classical design elements and one with the implementation of mid-century in the nowadays furniture design trends.
Existing Cat Perch - Desktop research
I made a desktop research to map all kind of cat perch products and concept, even DIY solutions.
Based on discovering the market, designs and materials + analising current furniture and interior design trends I started to brainstorm and draft as many quick concept ideas as possible.
I started to form unique concepts from the selected ideas and details with development potentials. I used digital sketching to create 10 distinct concept. Below Im showing 2 chosen by the customer.
It was a requirement to make the mounting simple and effortless, so we discovered some potential mounting variations. For the "Plateau" it was straight forward to go with drywall screws with no additional mounting required. Below I want to show some rough visuals of mounting directions of the "Vista" perch.
The final mount was proposed by the manufacturer, which distributes the force on the drywall much better.
The final products