Videos show off nicer bed and sofa than we have in our human homes.

The Fukuoka Prefecture city of Okawa is home to a pair of interior design companies, Hiromatsu Furniture and Tateno Wood Art Co. Their commitment to craftsmanship is a source of pride for the local community, and so Okawa City’s official YouTube channel recently released a series of videos to showcase the companies’ skills.

The first of the videos opens on a scene of a tastefully appointed bedroom. There’s a wide bed with a pair of pillows. A wooden bedtable with a lamp sitting atop it, a potted plant, and up on the wall, a set of fluffy curtains shuffling subtly in the breeze. Elegantly understated and comforting, it’s a bedroom any person would be happy to have.

Or any cat.

Accompanied by the sound of chirping birds, a kitty creeps into the frame, climbs onto the mattress, and settles in to enjoy its pillowy softness. Much like the water dress photography we were amazed by the other day, there’s no CG trickery at play here, nor are these repurposed toys like Ikea’s doll beds. Hiromatsu and Tateno’s designers simply put together and entire bedroom set sized to housecat-scale.

Of course, you can’t stay in bed all-day long, so the two companies have also produced cat-use living room furniture as well.

▼ That sofa looks legitimately more comfortable than the one in my for-humans apartment.

But why make furniture for cats? The extended, narrated video explains that if Hiromatsu and Tateno can make furnishings that satisfy cats, capricious creatures who generally make fulfilling their own desires their primary priority, they’re confident they can make furniture that will satisfy human beings too.

▼ Without the cat in frame for reference, it’s hard to tell these are miniatures.

If you’re wondering why throwing fistfuls of cash at your monitor has yet to make cat furniture appear in your home, it’s because these items aren’t available to the general public…yet. But thanks to the positive reaction the videos are getting, the companies are looking into the feasibility of producing the pieces for sale, or perhaps as part of Japan’s Furusato Nozei system in which rewards are offered in exchange for voluntary donations to regional municipalities.

While Furusato Nozei literally translates to “Hometown Tax,” the system allows, and is largely designed for, donations from non-residents, so if and when Okawa does decide to offer cat furniture as a reward, it can probably expect donations to start flooding in from cat lovers far beyond just its city limits.

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