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MiaCara Torre Cat Scratching Post Reviews

Description

The sleekly designed Torre tower is the ultimate scratching post to pair with your modern furniture. Introduce your scratch-obsessed feline to this graceful new piece of furniture, rather than have to sacrifice your existing sofa. Its clean white circular frame is upholstered with dense and durable gray scratching surface on one side to encourage exercise and reaching motions, as well as a perfect resting perch with room for our Lana cushion (sold separately). Available in three sizes and color combinations.

When your furry friend isn’t sleeping or playing, he probably wants to get his claws into everything he can. Cat scratching furniture is essential for those who wish to save their sofa from destruction, and now finally MiaCara presents a stylish cat scratching post you will be delighted to have in your home.

Designed by Dutch designer Regina Mol, the Torre Cat Scratching Post features a massive base plate made from real wood to ensure stability, a large curved plywood panel which is covered in durable design felt to offer plenty of scratching space for your cat to sharpen their claws, and on top, the elevated sleeping area gives your feline friend the perfect all-round view. Cushions in faux fur are sold separately.

Design: Regina Mol

“Cats are curious and love little holes to hide in, but at the same time they want to keep a clear overview of their surroundings.”

Regina Mol, Designer

The sleekly designed Torre tower is the ultimate scratching post to pair with your modern furniture. Introduce your scratch-obsessed feline to this graceful new piece of furniture, rather than have to sacrifice your existing sofa. Its clean white circular frame is upholstered with dense and durable gray scratching surface on one side to encourage exercise and reaching motions, as well as a perfect resting perch with room for our Lana cushion (sold separately). Available in three sizes and color combinations.

Features & Details

Design Solid base plate ensures stability, large curved surface with scratching felt. Scratching felt is ultra durable and does not require replacement.
Materials Molded plywood with ash veneer and 100% design felt
Cat Size Suitable for cats of all shapes and sizes
Dimensions Diameter: 18″ | Height: 28″ (small) or 44″ (large)
Assembly No assembly required
Care Wood: wipe with a damp cloth, Felt: Vacuum with brush vacuum and remove stains with dry foam cleaning. Do not use water or liquid detergents.

MiaCara Torre Cat Scratching Post Size

MiaCara Torre Cat Scratching Post Size

MiaCara Torre Cat Scratching Post Size

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How everything started: first there was Cara

Interview and Text: Stephanie Dietze

It’s Thursday evening, shortly after 20:00h. Sebastian Zweig puts on his running shoes and goes running in the adjacent forest with his two dogs Cara and Molly. As often as his time allows that he does this, enjoying the nature and tranquility. This gives him grounding, this is where he can unwind like nowhere else. Today, the owner of the company MiaCara has to smile when he says that he was not thrilled at first, when his wife and the two sons suggested to bring a dog into the house. Because now Sebastian Zweig is of the firm belief that it was the best thing that could happen to him.

It is sometimes incomprehensible for him what has been happening since the decision for a dog, explains Sebastian Zweig while he unlocks the door to the company’s office the next morning. His brand specializes in design products for a beautiful living with your dog and cat. Already with the first steps into the premises, the affinity for design and architecture is visible. Then he sits down at the conference table and tells of the beginnings of his family business. After the first few words, you know, here we are dealing with a self-confident entrepreneur who pursues his projects with passion and deteramination.

He has been having the dream of his own brand, for which he can also work creatively, for quite some time, when Labrador Cara joins the family. He has plenty of experience as a top executive for international consumer brands like Schwan-Stabilo, Lego and lastly De Sede behind him and he feels that the time is ripe for his own project. Again and again he noticed that many products for the dog do simply not keep what they promise. Someday Cara refuses to even lay down on a new dog cushion, because she is afraid of the rustle of the styrofoam balls filling. That was the moment in which he thought, that this can be done better. He is also sure that there are many more dog owners like him that have the same requirements. From his experience in the furniture industry he has got the know-how for special filling materials and high quality, durable and easy to clean fabrics. In discussion he and his wife then develop their own concept for functional, yet stylish dog products; in the beginning it is only a vague idea, then more and more concrete and at the end they take the decision: Let’s try it!

Cara
Cara
Sebastian Zweig quits his job at the renowned Swiss furniture manufacturer. It follows a half year of brand development, at the end there is a holistic approach for “Beautiful Living with your dog”. Over the course of the next months the couple together develops the first collection of MiaCara (Italian for “my darling”, “my dear”). Cara herself and the dogs of friends are actively involved in the elaborate product testing. “A product should be first and foremost functional, of high quality and good for the animal,” explains Sebastian Zweig the MiaCara philosophy. “If all of this is given, it should also please the eye and harmonously fit into the interior of our customers.”

But an idea makes far from being a product. The couple wants to manufacture as much as possible in Europe and especially in Germany, but is rejected by producers repeatedly because production volumes are too small, or the know-how for the production of specific products is no longer available. But they do not give up, eventually find suppliers that meet their needs and are able to materialize their ideas. The two know exactly what they want: they want to try new and unusual combinations of materials and shapes and thus become material and production experts themselves to make their ideas a reality.

In fall 2011 MiaCara goes to market with their first collection. The word about the sophisticated design and the quality of their products spreads around quickly, the two feel reassured and decide to continue on their way.

Sebastian and Barbara Zweig
Sebastian and Barbara Zweig

Today one of their established rituals is their walk in the forest together each Sunday morning. This gives them time to share the week’s events and to discuss new product ideas. It was not always like this. During his corporate career Sebastian Zweig barely had time for his family, working life and private life were mostly kept entirely separate. Today the boundaries are blurred, the two can spend more time together and find it especially nice now to be able to work together professionally. “My wife is creative and practical, I am structured and strategical. This can of course lead to frictions, at the end of the day, however, this perfectly complements each other” says Sebastian Zweig. This does not protect them from sleepless nights, however, because suppliers do not keep their promise, products are manufactured not in accordance to the signed off standard or competitors just copy what was developed in a long process in loving detail and with a lot of passion. But the two cannot be discouraged by setbacks, instead they learn from them, develop their concept further and improve the products continuously.

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