Pets infuse a new spurt of energy into your dull life, and they deserve all the love and comfort one can shower them with. Sure it’s one thing bringing home the most lavish pet furniture but how about what the pet is actually craving? A cat for example – always looking to hide in the vantage corners of the home or finding a cozy spot behind the clutter of your home entertainment system. So what you think of as a stress-free environment for them might actually be a case where they can benefit from some mindfulness idea.
Industrial designer Jong Hoon Yoon from Seoul, Korea pondered over the unique idea of thinking from a pet’s perspective and designing an intuitive TV stand. Christened “With”, the space-saving TV unit doubles as a cozy spot for your cat to never let go of. All this while being considerate of the kind human too. Yes, With considers the positioning of the cat and the fellow human, so that they both are in their comfort zone and don’t bother each other. For us, the TV is a mere source of entertainment as well as lousy around on our couch binge-watching streaming content. On the other hand, the heat produced from the TV and the accompanying electronics is an opportunity for your pet to curl up and enjoy in their own space.
Identifying these scenarios, Jong penned this interesting TV stand design with a piped design to remove bulkiness while still having enough space for the cat on the back to find a home. The backside of the panel has three sections that each serve a purpose for the cat to explore at will. The top panel gives the feline a vantage spot to keep an eye on things, the middle section is for hiding, and the bottom section acts as a cozy warm space to rest and sleep. Keeping in mind the safety of the loved pet, there are fabric mats in various colors. Toy accessories can be attached to the piped structure to keep your furry friend sharp and active via play.
In a way, this clever home accessory creates harmony between you and your pet without having the need to go buy extra pet furniture that can take up space. It about sharing each other’s lifestyle and living happily ever after!
Designer: Jong Hoon Yoon