“It’s the raw, wooden wonders that have really pricked our ears, like a travel kennel created for small dogs on-the-go by London-based start-up Studio Lisboeta…….Woof of approval” Wallpaper magazine
Studio Lisboeta were invited to join accomplished architects and artists to create a dog kennel for BowWow Haus London – an international design competition for the Blue Cross animal charity and the US-based Outdoor Arts Foundation.
As I love dogs and wanted to support the cause, I teamed up with Base Models and worked with pet parents, observing how dogs love to live and how owners like to take them everywhere. I created a portable travel house which looks like a super-sized travelling bag, with elements like the snug space, window and feeding bowl designed to keep the dog happy and entertained.
To make the best use of the beautiful wood, Base Models sustainably created the curves from only four instead of 38 construction grade plywood boards, reducing waste. Each one of the 156 pieces has been CNC cut and meticulously assembled in a jigsaw process.
The competition has been a wonderful opportunity to raise money for homeless pets, and experiment, build, exhibit, and create a real dog home.
“All our participants have put their hearts and souls into creating their very best work and the results couldn’t be more inspirational. We’re sure that the public will love the opportunity to see the passion and flair behind these one-off labours of love over the next few weeks.” Matt Cull, Deputy Director of Fundraising at Blue Cross
500 x 900 x 900mm