Have you ever seen a piece of furniture so beautiful that it was hard to believe that it is a piece of furniture designed for cats? I did! When I came across the Wąsy Wiszące (Hanging Mustache) from Misspaperm – I thought “It is perfect for my fluffy gentleman!” and this way, the wonderful scratcher became Apollo’s first designer furniture.
Who is Misspaper?
We love local artists so it’s not hard to guess that Misspaper is a Polish designer. She has a great collection of furniture for cats, all created in a minimalist eco style. From the sofa, through the mustache and the dresser, to the colorful dog-shaped scratcher. Each of the projects is original and above all eco!
Although it is hard to believe at first glance, Wąsy Wiszące (like the other furniture by Misspaper) is made of cardboard. Really! As a person who cares about our planet, I am proud to declare that cardboard furniture is completely ecological because of the recycled paper. In addition to ecological aspects, it is worth mentioning that the cardboard is very pleasant to the touch – almost plush.
You can watch unboxing, assembling and our first cat-tests on our YouTube:
The Wąsy project is inspirational, thoughtful and simply magical. Until the very end, we couldn’t decide where to put the Wąsy because it would look delightful in each room. The choice fell on the sunlit wall in the bedroom above the bed – and it was a good decision because now Apollo can sunbath and nap all day on our Wąsy Wiszące.
Another remarkable attribute of this scratcher, which is really hard to miss, is remarkable lightness. You can easily lift the Wąsy with one hand (well, unless Apollo is sitting on them, then you can not do without a little support from the other hand).
Wąsy Wiszące is a shelf, a couch and a cat scratcher in one.
In the unboxing video, you can see with your own eyes how at the beginning Apollo a bit shyly acquainted with the Wąsy and after a moment he lies comfortably on it.
Now Apollo lounges on Wąsy for most of the day (and night),as you can see in our Insta Stories @apollo.fluffy.cat all the time. Is he comfortable? I think this photo will answer this question:
The minimalist design is visible not only in the appearance of the furniture but also in the form of easy assembly, which in our case lasted less than 5 minutes (and you can see the report on it on our YouTube). Two mounting pins and two wall plugs included with the shelf are just about everything you need to install the shelf. (A drill that is necessary for assembly but is not part of the kit.)
Apollo had never shown interest in cardboard scratchers before, so at the beginning, I was quite skeptical about this functionality, but now all of my doubts are gone. For the first time, I saw Apollo enjoying the pleasure of scratching half-sleepy with his eyes closed! This is a symbol of true comfort and cat laziness!
- The undeniable advantages are the original design, multifunctionality and a positive impact on the natural environment.
- There is no better evidence that Wąsy is a fantastic piece of furniture than the delighted face of my spoiled cat – he knows what is good for him and is not afraid to express it.
- The mustache has added a unique atmosphere to our bedroom and will certainly be strongly remembered by everyone who visits our small apartment.
Therefore, I recommend both versions of Wąsy and other Misspaper cardboard pieces of furniture, regardless of whether you are fans of minimalism, eco-design or just want to please your cat.
You can find Wąsy Wiszące on the Misspaper website for PLN 229 (around 60 USD) (plus shipping costs).
If you have fallen in love with this design, but you are not convinced to hang the cat scratcher on the wall, then the Wąsy Leżące (Lying Mustache) (also 229 PLN) is ideal for placing on the floor.
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