Mid Century Modern Cat Beds Are a Thing

Mid Century Modern Cat Beds Are a Thing

Sleeping is the main activity on a cat’s schedule, taking up an average of 15 hours each day. Although cats can seemingly fall asleep on any surface, sometimes we want to supply a designated piece of furniture. However, simple cat beds that can be found in pet stores are mostly aesthetically unattractive. Although your cat might not be picky, if you’ve reached this blog – you probably are. I personally love mid century modern furniture. For that reason – I put together this collection of mid century modern inspired cat beds.

Luxurious mid century modern cat beds by Cairu Design

Texas based designer Joel Chesney builds amazing minimalist pet (and human) furniture with a true mid century modern aesthetic. His pet furniture line, Cairu MCM, consists of beautiful hand-made pieces such as this cat bed:

mid century modern cat bed - Wexler by Cairu
WEXLER cat bed from Cairu Design

WEXLER is part of a series of cabinets that can be used as a cat bed or a piece of furniture. In the above pictured is the 501S model, which has an open back so you can decide where and how to use it. There is another variation with a full back panel, and a third one – WEXLER LOW BOY, a 30″ (76 cm) long coffee table and pet bed – which is similar to the 501S but has no legs.

PIXI pet bed

Another Cairu favorite of mine is PIXI. This mid century modern cat (or dog) bed is the one that initially caught my eye, with its clean, minimalist structure that echoes luxury.

luxurious, minimalist cat bed PIXI from Cairu design
PIXI minimalist pet bed – Cairu MCM

Bear in mind that PIXI is originally intended for dogs. The dimensions of the cushion are 23″ x 18″ (58 cm x 45 cm), making it quite large for a cat bed. If you have multiple cats or a large cat this could definitely work, but even if you don’t – in my opinion it’s totally worth giving up a few inches of empty space for. Plus, because it’s a platform bed and not an enclosed cat cave, your cat probably wouldn’t mind the extra surface area.

Both the WEXLER cabinets and the PIXI beds are made of curved walnut plywood, finished with lacquered, unstained real walnut veneer. Chesney also makes the solid walnut legs in his studio, and these are available in two heights – either 3″ or 8″ (7.6 cm or 20 cm). The cushion is commercial grade foam wrapped in Dacron and a high quality fabric, available in a wide variety of colors and textures. It will remain in place while your cat climbs on the bed, with the help of either a non-slip mat (WEXLER) or fabric tabs that slide into the frame (PIXI). Cleaning methods for the cushion cover depend on the chosen fabric.

Luxury lounger cat bed by Penn-Plax

Next on my favorite mid century modern cat beds list is a somewhat minimalist design. Penn-Plax’s luxury lounger is made of durable fiber board finished with brown lacquer to imitate wood grain. The bed is very sturdy and the upholstered cushion is secured to it – ensuring it will stay in place while your cat jumps on and off.

mid century modern cat bed, luxury lounger cat bed from Penn Plax
Luxury lounger for mid century modern lovers

I really love natural wood and was surprised to know that the frame is not made of solid wood, which is the only downside in my opinion. However, the choice of materials definitely makes this the more affordable option – which is a huge plus! It will definitely fit perfectly in any mid-century inspired interior.

Mid century modern cat bunk bed and hammock

I have a thing for multi-purpose items, especially furniture. When these items are beautifully designed – it excites me even more! This is why I love the cat hammock and bunk bed by CatlycoCat. It offers two seating options, looks extremely comfortable, and has a clean and classy look.

Minimalist cat bed and hammock
Cat hammock and bunk bed by CatlycoCat

You can’t go wrong with plywood furniture. This mid century modern inspired cat bed takes it to the next level with an addition of a canvas hammock and a navy blue plush cushion. These elements elegantly merge with the natural birch plywood to form a sleek piece of furniture.

The hammock/bunk bed is handmade, flat packed and requires minimal assembly. Both the canvas hammock and cushion are removable and machine washable.

Mid century modern cat platform bed

The final item on my list is a wooden platform bed. This minimalist mid century modern cat bed consists of a plywood base with a solid wood trim and legs. On top is a memory foam cushion, lined with non slip rubber at its bottom.

mid century modern cat platform bed
Mid century modern cat platform bed by ModPetStyle

The bed is available in three premium hardwood ply bases (maple, oak, or walnut). You can also choose between these three options (in solid hardwood) for the trim and legs. The cushion is available in a variety of colors to your liking.

This unique pet bed is handmade in Virginia by ModPetStyle and is sold through the brand’s Etsy shop. Designer and maker, Mo Marcum, also accepts custom listings, so feel free to contact her with any special requests.

Is your home decorated in mid century modern style? Which of these cat beds would best fit in your space? Share your favorites in the comments!

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