About LucyBalu

Our cooperations

Our concept

A sustainable approach

Animal welfare


The story behind LucyBalu

Wir von LucyBalu sagen Servus zu herkömmlichen Katzenmöbeln aus billigen und schädlichen Materialien. Wir entwickeln schöne und vorallem tiergerechte Möbel und Accessoires für Katzen. Denn wir wissen, was Katzen lieben und unsere Kunden gerne haben. Wir sind der Überzeugung, dass Katzenmöbel unser Zuhause bereichern können. Und wir glauben, dass eine klare Formensprache gepaart mit hoher Qualität der Schlüssel dazu ist. Denn nur wenn sich Katzenmöbel optisch in unser Zuhause einfügen, kann unsere Lebensumwelt so zur Geltung kommen, wie wir es uns wünschen.

“We” are the two founders of LucyBalu, Sebastian Frank and Dr. Mathias Wahrenberger. Sebastian is a passionate designer and the creative mind at LucyBalu while Mathias is an enthusiastic entrepreneur and the company’s analyst. The two “product testers” Scampi and Monaco are very important as well, as they put all potential products to the acid test before they are launched on the market. Furthermore, during the development process we consult the two veterinarians Dr. Sandra Giltner and Dr. Ina Hipp, who verify that all our products are cat-friendly, regarding animal welfare.

Gründer Duo von LucyBalu

Founders of LucyBalu: Sebastian Frank und Dr. Mathias Wahrenberger

Born in the animal shelter

The special thing about the founding story of LucyBalu is the fact that it is based on our love for animals and our perfectionism, which evolved into an idea that will hopefully enrich the lives of many cats while beautifying the cat lover’s home at the same time. We are striving for nothing less here at LucyBalu.

1. The beginning

Strictly speaking, everything began when designer Sebastian Frank got two cats. He quickly realized that there are only a few pieces of cat furniture that would fit into his home and that satisfied his demands on aesthetics. Furthermore, many design items were simply either unaffordable or developed without taking cats’ needs into consideration.

2. The animal shelter is calling

Sebastian Frank’s girlfriend, who back then ran the Munich animal shelter, came home from work regularly telling stories that were often discussed until the early mornings. Sebastian Frank also helped bottle-feeding many cats that were brought back home from the shelter. This led to him focusing more intensely on cats’ needs and demands, and he learned to love them. Finally, when the animal shelter needed help with furnishing a new cat section, Sebastian immediately offered to help for free.

3. The idea

After numerous talks with many veterinarians and animal keepers across Munich, Sebastian developed the first pieces of original modern cat furniture. Today you can find his functional cat furniture, such as seating boards, cat steps, and hammocks in more than 50 rooms, offering more freedom of movement and a heightened degree of well-being. The furniture has continuously been used for almost four years. This is the hardest stress test that can be done on cat furniture.

4. Founding the company

Back then, Mathias Wahrenberger, a digital strategist, and his family used to visit the animal shelter time and again. He quickly noticed that many visitors were impressed by the beautiful cat furniture. Many wanted to buy them and take them home on the spot, and he knew then that those products should not be reserved for the animal shelter only. Mathias could not let go of the thought to make more of this idea for design cat furniture. What began as a “crazy idea” between the two friends, increasingly evolved into a full business model, whose core is developing sensible and beautiful high-quality cat furniture and selling it to cat lovers. Finally, the two went to the notary public in July 2019 and founded LucyBalu GmbH.

About our cooperation with Choupette

Katze von Karl Lagerfeld

About our cat furniture system

Ohne Kratzbaum

About our approach to sustainability

nachhaltiges Katzenzubehör

About our animal welfare initiative

Katzen Tierheim

Search in our shop