KATRIS is a refelection of who we are and what we love
We are KATRIS; a brand under Papercut Lab, a cutting–edge research institution focused solely on paper design products. Our team is comprised of dedicated individuals who work with our eco-friendly paper-based material every day. Our journey started with our first product, the modular cat tree, but now, we’re proud to expand our business with new products! As KATRIS continues to grow and evolve, our goal is to make products that your cat will love, and ones that you will love too!
WE SEE DESIGN AS A WAY OF LIFE
We’re a team of dedicated individuals based in Silicon Valley with a background in design and packaging. Most of us have been working with paper for most of our careers. Creativity and craftsmanship always go hand in hand feeding each other. And we are craftsman, thinkers and designers. Experimenting and building is our passion and we learn by making. We appreciate the process as much as we appreciate the final outcome. The process gives us perspective.
WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PAPER
Every material reveals its unique properties as you work with it. We experience that with paper, whose properties can range from a delicate laced fabric to a sturdy piece of wood. It can be reused, repurposed and recycled. We are intrigued by the amazing designs that can be crafted out of paper and we believe the possibilities are endless!
PETS ARE OUR FRIENDS
We’re a group of pet lovers who have cats or dogs as our companions in life. We care about their physical and emotional wellbeing. Our founder Jeff’s cat Ceo has particularly influenced and inspired us for creating the KATRIS brand. With Ceo around us, we were able to witness his problems as well as his happy moments to create products that can offer rich experiences.
WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PLAY
We love playing games as a team. This passion has driven us to enjoy what we do and create things people would enjoy. Games change us and our perception of the world around us. It brings us to new worlds where there is no limitation. We believe in the power of childlike curiosity, imagination and persistence.
Our design team has spent most of their time investigating how to utilize the material to fit the needs of our cat companions. Layering of corrugated cardboard creates a very sturdy structure while it creates the necessary surface to scratch. The concept of modularity plays another important part in KATRIS products. Modularity gives the user the flexibility to fit KATRIS into different environments and life styles while inviting play and exploration. It also creates a changing environment to explore for cats.
We strongly support anti-declawing and efforts of organizations such as the Paw Project. The anti-humane practice of declawing cats has both physical and psychological effects that lower the quality of their lives. Learn more at http://www.pawproject.org.
KATRIS has donated its products to many local animal shelters. We want to improve the lives of the pet population in these shelters by providing them environmental enrichment in a limited area.
Our team is based in two corporate offices: in Silicon Valley and Taipei. They constantly collaborate during design and production processes to achieve high quality with user satisfaction. Our products are hand made to ensure quality. We are also very proud to support the local economy in Taiwan and to create job opportunities for people with disabilities.