Puppy Love

Tuesday, April 06, 2010 | Category: Contests, Material Girls Projects

{Buckingham I+D dog bed, titled “Forest: Where Your Dog Can Stroll The Forest in Its Dreams}

As a huge dog lover (my Wheaton terriers, Frankie and Jane, really are my fourth and fifth children) I was thrilled when asked to be a part of the PAWS Chicago dog bed competition sponsored by Janus et Cie.  A number of Chicago designers  entered the battle to create custom dog beds- using only Janus et Cie fabrics-  to be auctioned off at the event held at the Merchandise Mart, with all proceeds going to the PAWS shelter.  Luckily, our design was selected from this elite group to be chosen as one of the 15 designs created live by Janus.  Our design was based on their highly touted “Forest” armchair- which I personally covet.

PAWS is  Chicago’s largest no kill animal shelter, so we were more than happy to participate in this worthwhile cause.  We had a lot of fun designing the bed- took us off the track a bit in the office- but all work and no play make for some dull designers!

With so many amazing designs, I couldn’t resist picking one up  for each for my beloved puppies.  I know Frankie and Jane will be very excited to see their new beds, although their favorite spots probably will still be my bed and my living room sofa :)

Detail of our dog bed

Baxter…the adorable dog our dog bed was benefitting!

Some of the other incredible and innovative dog beds at the event…

I loved this one….had to buy it for my pooches!

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5 Comments to 'Puppy Love'

Natalie 06 Apr 10 at 9:20 am

These are great! I have a Wheaten and he is like our child as well :) Would love to see a photo of your pups on their new bed!

Averill 06 Apr 10 at 3:50 pm

These are all adorable, but I have to admit that yours is my favorite. I love your interpretation of their Forest Chair — brava!

Julia-Chicago 06 Apr 10 at 8:24 pm

Natalie,
I will send along an image…you will find it so very familiar!
;)

sharon 07 Apr 10 at 1:44 am

i love my kitty its a cute cute dog just like a kitten, the alligator style dog bed is soo cool, try my best to get one like that

Sketch Addict 07 Apr 10 at 4:26 am

wow,.,. what a wonderful collection!! m gonna soon get one for “Ginger”- ma sweet little pug

:)

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