Maxine Ang Bishko, founder of Modpod launched their Kickstarter Campaign on 21 July 2020 to revolutionize furniture space designed for both humans and cats in mind. They currently have 46 days to go and they need outreach to more superbackers or people in general so that they can reach 63,000 SGD.
Modpod’s modular design offers a way for humans and their four-legged companions to cohabitate while allowing everyone from shoebox to big spaces to maintain a stylish décor in their homes, bridging the gap between “human furniture” and pieces to accommodate cats’ needs. The innovative thing about it is that Modpods can be mounted on walls or built into bed frames. All Modpod sets come with wall mounts, connectors, and panels so that people have the flexibility to build and create designs any way that people feel like.
Other than creating furniture fit for cat lovers, home interior enthusiasts, and product designers; another one of their ultimate goals is to also provide shelter for strays no matter where they might be, so that they have a shelter from the outdoor elements.
The founder created the company because she wanted to change the way that people lived with their beloved pets. She had grown up with animals her whole life and while she was definitely doing the right thing by opening her home to abandoned kittens and then rehoming them, she still ended up with 16 cats and her home furniture getting destroyed. With that memory in her brain, she came up with the idea for Modpod.
She started her first business, an e-commerce pet food delivery company, wholly based on her animals in 2009 and grew her operation into one of Singapore’s all-natural pet supply distributors.
Since she had some experience in the pet industry, she decided to make furniture and formed a team with an industrial designer and an investor and proceeded to make Modpods. Some of the features of Modpod are that each cube is durable, universal, ease of use, expandable, and reusable. Each Modpod cube holds up to 100 kg, can be transformed and used in any and all furniture aspects, easily assembled with no tools, expandable and can be as large or small as you want, and strong and does not collapse or break down easily. All Modpods are made in a neutral, transparent matte finish that goes with almost all home furnishings.
When people back the Modpod Kickstarter Campaign, they will get exclusive early bird prices. Their cards will not be charged until the campaign reached its funding goals. People can also get updates when they sign up at modpod.life.