Elizabeth Paige Smith has an approach to design that extends far beyond the usual concern with funtional innovation. Recognized as "modern organic," Smith's designs are minimalist and sensual, sculptural and sleek. Her work is collected internationally, and she is recognized as a 'new cultural icon.' Smith's Kittypod collection was concieved when she noticed her cat Simon loved sitting on one of her designs, a corrugated cardboard chair. Thus Kittypod was born.