James Owen is proud to release his latest creation for Design Within Reach. Leo is a modern cat scratching post constructed of a Zebrawood scratching column with a polished 11" aluminum base. The smooth and sculptural form is timeless. It is designed to fit into the modern abode and become complimentary to the home environment when not in use. The Zebrawood grain is pliable enough for a cat's claw-sharpening activities but sturdy enough to keep it's overall shape. The contrasting pattern and direction of the grain help to disguise kitty's claw marks allowing for a lifetime of use.
Leo can be had with either a stabilized or rounded base. The rounded base is gently curved and produces a slight rocking motion whenever kitty wants to sharpen its claws and engage in some playtime activity. The stabilized base is for the cat that prefers an inert foundation when it does it's scratching. Leo is also offered in White Cedar and Maple varieties as well as 32", 24", and 18" heights. The simple two-piece construction allows for a fresh wooden column to be attached to the base or for easy recycling of both components.
James Owen is the Principal and owner of James Owen Design. With over twelve years of expertise he has created and developed products and strategies for clients such as Michelin, HP, FedEx, Design Within Reach, Whirlpool, Starbucks, Altec Lansing, Intel, COCIF Italia, NSR, Ltd., and Sharp. He has won several IDSA and Chicago Athenaeum GOOD DESIGN awards and holds multiple patents.
James Owen Design: https://www.dexigner.com/directory/detail/8514