joão teixeira’s “igloo” is a cozy pet bed disguised as a modern coffee table

joão teixeira designs ‘igloo’

‘Igloo’ by Teixeira Design Studio is a modern multifunctional cat bed disguised as a small table to provide resting space for cats without compromising their owners’ human living space. The concept and design are based on the premises that cat owners’ homes can tend to be cluttered with pet objects and toys, and how cats instinctively seek out little nooks and dark spots to rest. Designer João Teixeira’s solution materializes as a small minimalist, sophisticated table with a Scandinavian aesthetic that reduces clutter in the home, incorporating a cozy shelter for your pet without disturbing the interior of your living space.

‘Igloo’ reduces clutter in the home while providing a comfortable space for cats to rest

all images courtesy of João Teixeira

MODERN FURNITURE FOR FELINE AND THEIR OWNERS

João Teixeira’s design process prioritizes function over form to create a balanced end product that can be shared by felines and their owners, and has a light, bright and minimal design. Aesthetics aside, the portuguese designer first started by creating the bed itself. A simple spherical shape was chosen for a more comfortable look and feel that takes advantage of the cat’s natural resting position. The side connectors protrude from the sphere to attach to the four table legs, above which rests the rounded table top.

A clean and elegant look has been achieved through the use of a modern design aesthetic, with contrasting materials, simple shapes and a minimal color palette with smooth, light white wood surfaces. The white wood finish of the table top helps create a relationship with the white plastic sphere discreetly nestled below, connected by smooth, lightweight wood table legs. At the points where the legs intersect with the table top, cutouts are smoothly carved into the table top, making the Igloo a more sophisticated and visually appealing product.

João Teixeira's igloo is a cozy pet bed disguised as a coffee table and promises to add a modern look to the home 7
the elegant design does not disturb the design of the living space

João Teixeira's igloo is a cozy pet bed disguised as a coffee table and promises to add a modern look to the home 2
João Teixeira favors function over form, to create furniture that can be shared by felines and their owners

João Teixeira's igloo is a cozy pet bed disguised as a coffee table and promises to add a modern look to the home 4
carved cutouts at the intersection points between the top and the table legs

João Teixeira's igloo is a cozy pet bed disguised as a coffee table and promises to add a modern look to the home 5
the white wood finish of the table top discreetly conceals the white plastic spherical bed

project info:

Last name: Igloo
designate: Joao Teixeira

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edited by: ravail khan | design boom

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