Co-founders of Modko, Rich Williams and Brett Teper
Modkat 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 and 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 industrial design graduate), who thought the idea was brilliant and the partners immediately began sketching. Two years later, after dozens of prototypes and tons of cat testing, the Modkat Litter Box was introduced at the 2009 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), where it earned The Editor's Choice Award for Best Accessory and shortly after it received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award. Rich, Mika and Sashi were happy and Modkat was born. 

Modkat has since been recognized in numerous publications including 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 plan.

We strive to offer beautiful and functional cat litter boxes and accessories that work great for you and your cat, and to provide the best customer experience possible.