What is Hepper?
Hepper® is a pet products company that was born from that universal thought: “there’s got to be a better way”. In our case, we had a house full of cats with the accompanying house full of really ugly cat toys and furniture. A search for truly innovative, functional, cool beds was fruitless and thus spawned the creation of the original Pod, Podium, Nest, Wave, Pad and Roost – the first of many new home furnishings from Hepper.
The entire Hepper line is designed by award-winning industrial designer Jed Crystal in his studio in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Who is Hepper?
Hepper is named for Hepper (without the ®), a spunky ratter cat who came to live with us from NYC.
The story goes that Hepper appeared one day and was put to work as the official rat-cat in a shoe store in SoHo. Soon her sense of curiosity (she’s a cat, after all) led her to explore all of the floors, walls and crawl spaces in the building, and eventually she ended up squeezing out of the ceiling on the fourth floor. She was quickly “rescued” into a tiny flat and spoiled on treats. Proving to need more room to roam, she moved to Vermont with us and was soon nicknamed Hepper (short for Hepburn, as in Audrey, as in elegant, beautiful and oh-so stylish). Hepper confirmed this new moniker by showing off her little grey hat and shawl (OK, patches of fur) against her brilliant white coat.
Hepper (the four legged) is now the official tester for all Hepper® products.