Thanks to Çisel Bardakçıoğlu’s design, senior at IUE Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Industrial Design, the cats will be able to play comfortably at homes. Bardakçıoğlu’s design, “Catshelf” will allow play space for cats while protecting the books.
Bardakçıoğlu, who created a different design for cat lovers, stated that she wanted to relieve the worries about bookshelves. Bardakçıoğlu said, "I designed a modular bookshelf which is entertaining for cats. While alone at home, the cats will have fun without damaging the books. Catshelf is durable and sturdy. It is a play area for cats in addition to being a bookshelf.”
‘Climbing is allowed!’
Bardakçıoğlu pointed out that she designed a mountable, modular furniture design and covered the inner surfaces with felt to allow the cats climb easily. She said that the pipes were made of sheet metal and the shelves were made of wood. "Cats are very active animals. It is in their nature to climb. Therefore, it is highly likely that they might damage books. With my design, they can both have fun and wander around the house without damaging anything,” said Bardakçıoğlu.