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Japanese Hep Cats: 10 Design-Forward Feline Accessories from Orneko of Tokyo

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Japanese Hep Cats: 10 Design-Forward Feline Accessories from Orneko of Tokyo

March 19, 2024

“Cats spend more time at home than humans,” points out Kim Hyunsook. With her husband, Akira Tani, Kim is the owner of the European-inspired Japanese housewares line Orné de Feuilles (translation: Decorated with Leaves)—the two met while living in Paris and set up shop in Tokyo. Longtime feline fans, their first cat, Kate, was with them for 17 years, and brothers Chai and Kakao currently rule their roost.

After realizing that they are a company of cat lovers, Orneko (for Orné plus neko, Japanese for cat) came to be: “We deal with interior products, but found it difficult to find goods for cats that matched our design taste, so we decided to create our own,” says Kim.

In need of some kitty upgrades in your own home? Come take a look at 10 of our Orneko favorites—and stay tuned for more from Orné de Feuilles.

Photography courtesy of Orneko (@orneko_bu).

the orneko team creates &#8\2\20;i wish we had things like this&#8\2\2\ 17
Above: The Orneko team creates “I wish we had things like this” designs that “blend well into interiors.” The Cozy Nook Side Table, ¥59, 400 ($398.52) doubles as a cat tower. Its made of solid teak. Shipping to the US is available for most products.
orneko&#8\2\17;s walnut scratching frame, ¥\19,800, is modeled after f 18
Above: Orneko’s Walnut Scratching Frame, ¥19,800, is modeled after French antique tables. It comes with an inset cardboard scratcher that can be replaced, if needed, with a commercially available version.
just introduced: the nekohisomi side table with cat cubbies; ¥46,\200. the 19
Above: Just-introduced: the Nekohisomi Side Table with cat cubbies; ¥46,200. The design can be used as a small hall bench, and also works placed on its side: the cubbies become shelves. For a companion design, see the new Nekoguru Stool; ¥37,400. Both are carved solid wood made in Indonesia,
the food bowl stand set, with a turned wood base and ceramic bowl, is ¥\10 20
Above: The Food Bowl Stand Set, with a turned-wood base and ceramic bowl, is ¥10,560 (like several popular items, it’s currently sold out but is being restocked). Orneko offers a range of human-grade feeding setups also good for small dogs.
the paulownia toilet cover,¥\2\2,000, fits over a litter box and is &# 21
Above: The Paulownia Toilet Cover,¥22,000, fits over a litter box and is “almost a piece of furniture.” The all linen Kanta Print Mat, ¥7,700, on top is from the company’s collaboration with housewares company Fog Linen, a Remodelista favorite—owner Yumiko Sekine tipped us off about Orneko.
the orneko shaker box bed, ¥\2\2,000, is a custom size classic shaker box  22
Above: The Orneko Shaker Box Bed, ¥22,000, is a custom-size classic Shaker box made of cherry. Add your own bedding or finish it with a sized-to-fit Orneko Round Cushion, ¥5,500.
the orneko cushion, ¥9,350, comes in four patterns of block printed cotton 23
Above: The Orneko Cushion, ¥9,350, comes in four patterns of block-printed cotton with a solid color on the reverse. Also included: a tasseled mini pillow.
for cools cats: orneko&#8\2\17;s iron leg rattan chair, ¥\15,400, has  24
Above: For cools cats: Orneko’s Iron Leg Rattan Chair, ¥15,400, has a basket seat set in a metal base. The company also makes the hoop-framed Rattan Chair with Cushion for Cats, ¥25,300, shown in our featured photograph above; the human-sized Original Rattan Chair is ¥35,200.
the orneko book, ¥\1,000, is \144 pages of color  s capturing the company& 25
Above: The Orneko Book, ¥1,000, is 144 pages of color pictures capturing the company’s pets and their tailor-made designs. It’s sized so that “cats can see it, too.”

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