Co-founders Rich Williams and Brett Teper with Sammy.

How it began.

Rich’s cats Mika and Sashi needed a new litter box that worked great and complemented the look of his modern Brooklyn apartment. Rich searched exhaustively but came up empty handed. In defeat, he complained to his wife until she said, "You're a designer. Why don't you just design one?"

The next day Rich presented the idea to Brett, his then-partner in a graphic design business and an industrial design graduate, who thought the idea was brilliant. The two  partners began sketching. Two years later, after dozens of prototypes and tons of cat testing, the original Modkat Top-Entry Litter Box made its debut at the 2009 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) where it earned The Editor's Choice Award for Best Accessory. Shortly thereafter, Modkat received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award. Rich, Mika, and Sashi were happy, and Modkat was born.

Modkat has been recognized by many prestigious publications, including The Wirecutter, Forbes, Dwell, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Knot, Houzz, Gizmodo, NYCxDESIGN, BuzzFeed, Wanted Design, DWR Design Notes, The Dieline, and Apartment Therapy.


Our goal.

We are driven to design and manufacture unique, beautifully crafted products for cats and their discerning human parents.

We love what we do and delight in that Why hasn’t anyone done this before?moment many people have when they see our products. We are obsessive about solving problems and passionate about the journey we travel to get there. An integral part of this journey is providing the best customer experience possible. If we can do anything better, we would love to hear from you!

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