I’m hyperventilating a little because I think this concept for a wall-mounted cat scratcher by designer Steven Mattern is so incredibly brilliant! This is not in production, as far as I can tell, it’s just a concept, but I’d love to see this available on the market. At first glance, it appears to be just a large, cool looking cardboard sculpture attached to the wall for kitty to scratch on, but look closely at the drawing below. There is a hidden chamber inside that contains a ball. Kitty can poke her paw through the opening to move the ball around, but it won’t fall out. What I like so much about this concept is that the ball feature will attract the cat to the scratcher, enticing them to scratch. Love it!
The other thing I love about this design is how it mounts to the wall. It looks like there is an angled piece that attaches to the wall, then the whole scratcher slides onto the anchored piece, staying securely in place.
I truly hope that Mr. Mattern tries his hand at some other cat products! (psst, Steven, give me a call!)
See more of Steven’s work at stevenmattern.com.