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Our Elevated Cat Bowl: The Design Story behind 'Dine'


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Our Journey to Make the Perfect Elevated cat bowl

At Kuba & Leia, we believe cat bowls deserve an upgrade. Traditional options are often an eyesore and fail to consider your feline friend's comfort while they're eating.

Introducing Dine: A Revolution in Cat Feeding.

That's why we created Dine, a handcrafted cat feeding station that prioritises both form and function

We have researched the key features that contribute to a happy mealtime for your cat, then brought this to life with a unique, hand-crafted design and sustainable materials.

Dine isn't just another bowl - it's a statement piece for your home and a haven for your whiskered companion. 

Crafted from eco-friendly Jesmonite, Dine boasts a sleek, modern aesthetic that complements any décor. But style is just the beginning...

The Main Design Features of our elevated cat bowl include:

Adjustable Height: 

Choose from Four Comfort Levels: A Perfect Fit for Every Feline Friend

Cats come in all shapes and sizes, and what works for a Maine Coon might not be ideal for a Munchkin. That's why Dine offers four adjustable height options, allowing you to personalize your cat's feeding experience for optimal comfort and well-being. Here's why an elevated cat bowl is a purrfect choice:

  • Promotes Healthy Posture: Eating from a bowl that's too low can cause your cat to hunch over, putting strain on their neck and joints. An elevated bowl, at the right height, encourages a natural head and neck position, reducing strain and promoting better digestion
  • Accommodates Growing Kittens and Senior Cats: As kittens grow, their needs change. An adjustable bowl allows you to raise the height as your little furball gets bigger, ensuring they can comfortably reach their food at every stage of development. Similarly, for senior cats with joint issues, a slightly raised bowl can make mealtimes less stressful on their bodies
Elevated Cat Bowls

Whisker-Friendly Bowls

Reduces Whisker Fatigue: A Haven for Sensitive Whiskers

Cats are incredibly sensitive creatures, and their whiskers play a crucial role in their world.

These specialised hairs act as sensory tools, helping them navigate their surroundings, judge distances, and even detect subtle air currents. Imagine them as tiny feline antennae that constantly send information to the brain.

When a cat's whiskers brush against something repeatedly, particularly during mealtime, it can trigger a phenomenon called whisker fatigue. This can be uncomfortable and even stressful for your cat.

The bowls that come with Dine are completely custom. They are wide and shallow - therefore reducing the chances of whisker fatigue!

Also when positioned in the arms, the bowls tilt as 15-degrees. This encourages natural eating positions, reducing strain giving your kitty the finest in dining experiences!


Hand Casting with Jesmonite

Dine Cat Food Bowl Up Close

Kind to the Planet, Kind to Your Cat

Dine is crafted with sustainability in mind. Made from Jesmonite, an eco-friendly composite material, Dine has low environmental impact. Here's why:

  • Water-Based: Unlike traditional materials that rely on harsh chemicals, Jesmonite uses a water-based resin system. This reduces harmful emissions during production and makes Dine safer for your home

  • Sustainable Sourcing: Jesmonite is formulated with recycled minerals, minimizing its reliance on virgin resources

  • Built to Last: Jesmonite's durability ensures Dine will be a cherished part of your home for years to come. This reduces waste compared to disposable or short-lived pet products

Hygiene You Can Count On:

On top of its eco-friendly qualities, Jesmonite offers superior hygiene benefits for your cat's feeding station:

  • Non-Porous Surface: Jesmonite's smooth, non-porous surface resists bacteria and food residue, making it easy to clean and maintain a hygienic feeding environment

  • Stain Resistant: Spills and splatters won't leave a mark on Dine's beautiful surface. Simply wipe clean for a fresh and sanitary feeding area

But more than this, and from a design perspective, jesmonite can be mixed with pigment for unique looks or painted to achieve beautiful satin colour finishes. So if you're ever after a custom colour - drop us a line! 

Elegant Metal Design Accents

Elevated Cat Bowl Arm
Elevated Cat Bowl Arm
Elevated Cat Bowl Arm

A Touch of Elegance for Your Feline Foodie

Dine elevates your cat's feeding experience to new heights, not just literally, but aesthetically too. 

Sleek metal accents, available in polished gold or silver, add a touch of luxury to the design. The gleaming side arms and matching side panels create a modern, sophisticated look that complements any décor.

But beauty isn't the only benefit of these metal accents. We use high-quality steel, a material known for its:

  • Hygienic Properties: It's naturally non-porous and resistant to bacteria growth. This makes it ideal for a cat's feeding station, ensuring a clean and healthy dining environment
  • Easy Cleaning: Spills and splatters wipe away effortlessly from the smooth metal surface. Simply clean with a damp cloth to maintain Dine's polished shine
  • Durability: Stainless steel stands the test of time, resisting scratches and wear-and-tear. This ensures Dine's elegant accents remain a beautiful part of your home for years to come.

If you're on the hunt for the perfect food bowl and want to spoil your cat or a cat loving friend, we hope you'll choose Dine!

We release two to three new Dine editions every month, offering a variety of colors and finishes to choose from.

Every piece is hand-cast and assembled in our studio

All Dine orders come with four stainless steel bowls that are dishwasher safe, allowing for easy cleaning and feeding rotation without interruption. 

Plus, our Nine Lives Guarantee ensures that we will replace any faulty parts up to nine times in the future, ensuring that your Dine will stay in your cat family for generations to come.