Switzerland’s Quirky Cat Ladders Help Wandering Felines Ascend New Heights
Brigitte Schuster captures Switzerland’s charming cat architecture trend in her upcoming book Swiss Cat Ladders.
In Switzerland, devout cat owners are showering love on their feline companions with a charming house modification—the cat ladder.
Designed to help cats move around more easily without resorting to acrobatic jumps, these strategically placed ramps and ladders have caught on—and residents have developed a wide variety of styles to match the aesthetics of different buildings.
For Bern–based writer and photographer BrigitteSchuster, these architectural oddities also presented an interesting research project. “A closer look at the cat ladders reveals sociological, architectural, and aesthetic perspectives,” Schuster says.