Cat Hammock by Tamar Gilad

Design Showcase 2010 Finalist

Design: Cat Hammock
Materials: Wood and Fabric
Designer: Tamar Gilad
Link: catabove.com
Location: Wilmington, NC
Price Point: $89

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"As a volunteer with a cat rescue group in the past five years, I have spent every Sunday helping cat lovers adopt a cat."

"The cats and kittens at the adoption center love to lounge in their hammocks, which hang in their cages. Visitors have asked where they could buy such a hammock for their own cats. Alas, these hammocks can only hang in a cage!

I set out to design a sturdy cat hammock that would look good even in the living room. Other design goals: assemble in seconds without tools, quickly take it apart for storage and travel, ship it flat."

HOME/STUDIO TOUR

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Two members of my focus group by the sewing machine.
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My sewing machine used to sew the hammock slings.
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My neighbor Steve's workshop where the wood frames are made.

FAVORITE DESIGNER & FAVORITE DESIGN

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For a favorite design and designer, I chose a Usonia home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Usionia homes were built with "green" features long before green was used to designate environmentally friendly designs. The Usonia home has a passive solar design and concrete floors with radiant heat.

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VOTING ON ALL 6 FINALISTS BEGINS WED., 9/29 at 11:30 am EST
  • 3 finalist entries will be posted on Monday, 9/27 (no voting yet)
  • 3 more finalist entries will be posted on Tuesday, 9/28 (no voting yet)
  • VOTING BEGINS on Wednesday, 9/29 at 11:30 am EST with an announcement
  • VOTING CLOSES on Friday, 10/1 at 5:00 pm EST
  • Two winners will be chosen: 1 judge favorite and 1 crowd favorite
  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED on Friday

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