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Modern Design Cat Trees (and Shelves)

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Modern Design Cat Trees (and Shelves)

Typical cat trees are rather ugly with their shag carpeting and sisal rope exteriors. So those concerned with coordinated decor in their homes either relegate cat furniture to a basement or do without. This doesn’t need to be the case, as there is a wide selection of cat furniture that your interior decorator and feline pets can agree on. Take a look right here.

Contempocat: Contoure Modern Cat Tree Tower

Contoure Modern Cat Tree
The Contoure Modern Cat Tree is a piece of art that doubles as a functional cat tree with four perches for your feline friends.

  • Four (18″ x 10″) carpeted platforms for climbing and lounging
  • Made of solid birch plywood, NO particle board or MDF
  • Hand stained and varnished with water-based coatings
  • Available in Unfinished Birch or Walnut Stain
  • 22″ wide x 26″ deep x 68″ tall

The Contempocat design is available from Amazon.com in two finishes; Contoure Modern Cat Tree- Walnut Stain, Contoure Modern Cat Tree Tower- Unfinished Birch and also available directly from Contempocat.


Contempocat: Elevation Modular DIY Cat Tower

Contempocat: Elevation Modular DIY Cat Tower
This do-it-yourself floor to ceiling cat tree uses an Ikea pole and hardware. It was featured on the TV show, My Cat from Hell, on Animal Planet.

  • Adapts to celings between 8ft – 10ft tall
  • Available in MDF composite or birch plywood
  • Unfinished, natural, or espresso finishes
  • Several steps and platforms to choose from
  • Wall mount options if floor-to-ceiling pole is not feasible/desirable
  • 23″ diameter footprint with steps x 84″ – 120″ adjustable height

Visit Contempocat for ordering information.


Contempocat: Art-Deco Style Cat Tree

Contempocat: Art-Deco Style Cat Tree
Art-Deco Style Cat Tree is a piece of art that doubles as a functional cat tree with four perches for your feline friends.

  • Four carpeted platforms for climbing and lounging
  • Made of solid birch plywood, NO particle board or MDF
  • Unfinished Birch
  • 23″ wide x 19″ deep x 48″ tall

The Contempocat design is available from Amazon.com, Contempocat: Art-Deco Style Cat Tree, and also available directly from Contempocat.


The Refined Feline: Lotus Cat Tower

The Refined Feline: Lotus Cat Tower
A zen like trunk and upper perch has this cat tree standing out for all the right reasons. Find out all the assembly details with this YouTube video review by Puuty Power.

  • Brown Berber carpet attached with Velcro
  • Sisal pad is perfect for scratching
  • Soft cushions with washable faux suede covers above and inside hide-a-way cubby
  • Espresso Finish
  • 20″ wide x 20″ deep x 69″ tall inches

Available for purchase on Amazon.com; The Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower in Espresso.


Designer Pet Products: The Sebastian Modern Cat Tree

The Sebastian Modern Cat Tree
Why go against your cat’s instincts for exploring and perching in high places when you can integrate into your home? The Sebastian cat tree is a piece of furniture everyone can use. I like how there is a cat ledge at armrest level, perfect for petting while seated on the couch.

  • Six separate levels for climbing and playing and space for decorations
  • Sisal scratching material on the first level
  • Carpet on the second and fourth levels for lounging
  • Cubby hole with hiding place on the second level Cat entrance hole is 7.5-inch-inch wide by 8-inch-inch high to fit large cats
  • Available in black or white, painted with durable, glossy, non-toxic, lead-free paint
  • 22″ wide x 22″ deep x 67″ tall

Available for purchase on Amazon.com in two finishes;


Square Cat Habitat: Baobab Modern Cat Tree

Baobab Modern Cat Tree
The Baobab provides four branches for climbing and a treetop perfect for perching and scratching.

  • Removable/replaceable carpet insert available in multiple colors
  • Laminate with 100% recycled wood fiber
  • Rubber feet
  • Made in USA
  • 23″ wide x 23″ deep x 60″ heigh

Available for purchase on Amazon.com in two different finishes;


WOHNBLOCK: Reading Cat Cat Tree

Reading Cat Cat Tree
Oliver Kiege was not happy with the options for cat furniture that would provide for his cats, Coco and Chanel, and that would fit in with his modern apartment furniture. So the German interior designer designed his own.

  • Seven hard wearing and high quality carpet inserts
  • Cat cushion that is machine washable
  • Front made of robust Multiplex board
  • Made in Germany
  • 172 cm high x 32 cm deep x 74 cm wide

Available for purchase on WOHNBLOCK’s Web site.


WOHNBLOCK: Retro Cat Tree

Retro Cat Tree
Oliver Kiege’s retro themed cat tree looks more like a modern sculpture that will no doubt impress your friends.

  • Seven hard wearing and high quality carpet inserts
  • Cat cushion that is machine washable
  • Front made of robust Multiplex board
  • Made in Germany
  • 172 cm high x 50 cm deep x 60 cm wide

Available for purchase on WOHNBLOCK’s Web site.


Cat Shelves

As I was researching cat trees, these two cat shelves stood out.

Akemi Tanaka: Curve Pet Bed

Curve Pet Bed
This wall mounted shelf with a curved shape and plush cushion provide pets with comfort and security.

  • Modern, designer wall-mounted pet bed
  • Choice of wood and fabrics to blend in with any decor
  • Mounts under a window sill or anywhere on a wall takes up no floor space
  • Easy installation only 2 holes are required for mounting to a wall
  • Cushion is removable and washable- heavy duty snaps for cushion and zippered cover
  • 20″ wide x 14.8″ deep x 6.8″ high

Available for purchase on Amazon.com in two finishes and each with three fabrics;

The Refined Feline: Cat Cloud

The Refined Feline: Cat Cloud

Free up floor space with these wall mounted cat perches. Your cats will appear to be floating on clouds- like the angels they are.

  • Platform pads made of foam covered faux sheepskin
  • Pads have magnetic bottoms and can be replaced
  • Can be attached to wall beam or dry wall (Heavy duty wall anchors included)
  • Available in two directions and multiple colors
  • Overall 38″ long x 10″ deep x 10″ high
  • Platforms 20″ wide x 10″ deep

Available for purchase on Amazon.com in five colors and each facing either right or left;

Images provided by
Akemit Anaka, Designer Pet Products, Mimshi, My Cats Heaven, Square Cat Habitat, The Refined Feline, Whisker Studio, and WOHNNBLOCK. Video provided by The Refined Feline.

Geek Factor
Cat trees provide an outlet for a cat’s instinctual activities. Climbing, jumping, and surveying their surroundings are just a few. A high perch provides a safe location high above any predators, real or perceived. Cats are very much vertical as well as horizontal animals, so cat trees are a natural draw. Cat trees are especially important when there are multiple cats, as the tree platforms increase the amount of territory available which reduces conflict in the home.

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