Moderncat Studio is a collective design studio run by Kate Benjamin, founder and editor of the popular cat style blog moderncat.net. The studio is located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona in the Grand Avenue Arts & Small Business District.
Moderncat Studio brings together different designers who are interested in improving the cat product industry. We believe that well-designed cat products can make living with cats a stylish and positive experience. We create products that are beautiful and functional — appreciated by cats and the people who love them. Our handcrafted, high-quality cat products, made using environmentally friendly and cat-safe materials and finishes, offer an alternative to low-quality, mass-produced items.
Individual designers and design firms contribute to the creative energy at Moderncat Studio, and help create the products that you will find for sale in the Moderncat Studio Etsy shop and through select retail partners. Our products are the result of a collaborative team effort and each item is handcrafted by one or more of the designers involved in the studio.
Moderncat Studio Cat Charity Donation Program
Each month we choose a different cat-related charity to receive 5% of the gross sales for that month. We decided to give 5% of the total sale, rather than 5% of “profits” so that customers will know exactly how much of their purchase is going to support the cats. Visit the Cat Charity Donation Program page to see the charities who have benefited.
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Scottsdale, Arizona-based Juggernaut Design has played a collaborative role in several products for Moderncat Studio. Always seeking to develop innovative new product ideas, the industrial designers and engineers at Juggernaut bring a wealth of experience to the team.
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Gerda Lobo has been a fashion, design, art, and craft junkie all her life, as well as a dedicated cat lover. As a child she sewed and crocheted fabulous couture wardrobes for her Barbies. After many years spent in educational research, teaching and instructional design, she decided to return to a happy childhood by crocheting beds and toys for her nine cats.
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Miranda McCuistion of Makeroni is a student of art and fashion design. After working on internet technologies for many years, she is following her passion to design and make handcrafted products for home, pets, and children.
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Moderncat Studio is pleased to be working with designer Barbara Joyce, owner of the luxury pet décor brand Decadent Digs. Barbara’s background in fashion and design – as well as her passion for her three feline family members – comes through in her beautiful, hand sewn luxury pet beds.
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Photo by Giulio Sciorio
Kate Benjamin has studied design in many forms including interior design, graphic design, and product design. She has worked in consumer product marketing and development and also specializes in user centered design research. Kate is the founder and editor of the popular cat style blog Moderncat.net.