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”Katri” Shelves Are A Great Place For Your Stuff — And Your Cat

by Laura Caseley
Laura is a writer, illustrator, and artist living in New York City.

It’s no secret that cats get, well, just about everywhere — including into all of your stuff.

Bookshelves, tables, the tops of cabinets and refrigerators, and any weird, small space is all fair game to cats.

It can be annoying, but instead of fighting it, these designers think you should embrace your cat’s natural habits and provide them with some furniture they’ll love to explore and you’ll love to look at — like this unique cat playground made from an old tree.

Meet Katris from Paper Cut Lab, a design studio that creates home goods and more out of paper and cardboard. This modular shelving comes in Tetris-style shapes that can be arranged and stacked any way you like, and they’re a perfect climbing and scratching surface for your cat friends.

Don’t own a cat? These modular shelves are still the perfect addition to your home. They can expand, contract, or be redesigned to fit your needs — whatever they are.

What do you think of these unique shelves? Would you — or your pets — get use out of them? Let us know in the comments below!

The Katris comes in different shapes, all purchased individually, so you can arrange it any way you like so that it fits your space.

The Katris comes in different shapes, all purchased individually, so you can arrange it any way you like so that it fits your space.

Of course, you might have to consult with your overlords first.

Of course, you might have to consult with your overlords first.

The shelves have the texture of a cardboard scratching post, so it'll also help save your upholstery.

The shelves have the texture of a cardboard scratching post, so it'll also help save your upholstery.

And if you get tired of your configuration, you can just rearrange it! The pieces are held together with included clips.

And if you get tired of your configuration, you can just rearrange it! The pieces are held together with included clips.

The shelves are made from recyclable cardboard and held together with a nontoxic glue that's completely cat-friendly.

The shelves are made from recyclable cardboard and held together with a nontoxic glue that's completely cat-friendly.

You can even decorate them to match your decor! Just be sure to only use safe, nontoxic paints and materials.

You can even decorate them to match your decor! Just be sure to only use safe, nontoxic paints and materials.

Oh, and it doesn't just have to be for cats. It can be for you, too! The shelves are strong enough to hold human weight.

Oh, and it doesn't just have to be for cats. It can be for you, too! The shelves are strong enough to hold human weight.

And you don't need to have cats to get the benefits of a Katris set. They can be turned into anything you might need, like this coffee table.

And you don't need to have cats to get the benefits of a Katris set. They can be turned into anything you might need, like this coffee table.

Since they’re so easy to customize, the Katris shelves can work with any home, whether or not it has cats.

If you know someone who wants their cats and their stuff to have a stylish place to hang out, consider SHARING this clever furniture design with them!

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