Ocean View: A Contemporary Cat Litter Box with a Vacation Home Vibe

Combining Functionality and Aesthetics in Pet Furniture

Design Name: Ocean View

Designed by Shibing Yang

Shibing Yang's Ocean View is a unique and visually appealing cat litter box that brings a touch of contemporary design to pet furniture. Inspired by the childhood joy of building tiny houses, this innovative design transforms a mundane litter box into a stylish and functional piece that resembles a vacation home. Referencing modern architecture, Ocean View features a minimalistic form with a curved roof and a planter box beneath, allowing cat owners to incorporate greenery into their living space.

What sets Ocean View apart is its combination of a litter box and a plant display. The design comes flat-packed and can be easily assembled without the need for any tools. Its asymmetrical villa-like appearance adds a touch of sophistication to any room, while the specially designed planter box allows users to showcase small to medium-sized plants, creating a harmonious and natural environment for both cats and their owners.

The construction of Ocean View involves a set of PP plastic panels made through injection molding. The roof, made of changeable sisal mat, is magnetically connected to the box body, providing easy access for cleaning and maintenance. The cat door, made from polyurethane sheet, is fixed onto the front panel with a plastic hinge.

With dimensions of 570mm (width) x 590mm (depth) x 460mm (height), Ocean View offers ample space for cats to comfortably use as a litter box. Its unique design and plant compatibility make it a standout piece of furniture that seamlessly blends into any home decor.

Shibing Yang's research into cat behavior and the market's lack of aesthetically pleasing litter boxes led to the creation of Ocean View. By understanding the importance of symbolism and the potential for the litter box to be a focal point in a living space, Yang aimed to provide cat owners with a functional and visually pleasing solution.

Overcoming challenges such as understanding cat behavior and optimizing transport costs, Yang successfully created a litter box that caters to both the needs of cats and their owners. The tinted front and door provide privacy for cats during their vulnerable moments, while the flat-pack design and use of flexible materials make it easy to transport and assemble.

Ocean View has received recognition for its innovative design. It was awarded the Bronze A' Design Award in the Pet Care, Toys, Supplies, and Products for Animals category in 2023. This prestigious award acknowledges the creativity and resourcefulness of the design, as well as its contribution to improving the quality of life for both pets and their owners.

In conclusion, Shibing Yang's Ocean View is a remarkable example of how design can elevate the functionality and aesthetics of pet furniture. With its contemporary design, plant compatibility, and ease of assembly, Ocean View offers cat owners a unique and visually pleasing solution for their furry friends.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: Ziel Home Furnishing Technology Co., Ltd
Image Credits: Ziel Home Furnishing Technology Co., Ltd
Project Team Members: Designer: Shibing Yang
Project Name: Ocean View
Project Client: Ziel Home Furnishing Technology Co., Ltd

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