LYCS Architecture Honored “Innovator for Animals Award”by PETA
For devising a chic and innovative way to reconcile home-office workers' needs with those of their feline companions, RUAN Hao and LYCS received an Innovator for Animals Award from PETA. Announcing the award, PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk says: "On behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and our more than 3 million members and supporters worldwide, I am pleased to present LYCS Architecture with an Innovator for Animals Award for its CATable design. Their company's creative furniture concept recognizes the important relationship between cats and their guardians and provides a stimulating environment in which felines can play while their human companions work to bring home the catnip.
PETA（People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals）has a history of more than 30 years, it is the largest animal protection organization with more than 3 million members and supporters worldwide. The previous winner of this award is North Face. It was awarded for its revolutionary ThermoBall technology, which replaces down feathers. LYCS is the first Chinese design team that ever received this award.
"Compassionate consumers who have given a cat a home are looking for products that will help keep their feline companions entertained while they remain safely indoors. Cats are curious animals who require toys, a place to scratch, a view, and the loving care of a human guardian committed to protecting them from disease, accidents, and cruel people by never letting them roam unsupervised outdoors. CATable allows desk workers to be sure that their cats are entertained throughout the workday and conveniently keeps the animals within petting distance of their human guardians. Not only will CATable improve the lives of cats, its very existence will also remind people that cats need companionship and stimulation during the day. " "Your innovation in the realm of animal-conscious furniture design makes the world a friendlier place for the animals who rely on us. PETA hopes more designers will follow LYCS's lead and come up with creative ways to make our homes a friendlier place for the animals who rely on us to keep them safe and happy indoors." says PETA.