We used as a basis the standard bed with four rectangular wall cushions, with a larger one on the bottom where the animal lies. Here’s how we modified this construction:
It is higher than standard pet beds. The trapezoidal shape of the pillows closes the upper part of the space creating higher walls, allowing the animal to feel cozy and enclosed. The incline allows it to better tuck its paws between the pillows. These adaptations mean the bed is better at preserving the animal’s body temperature. This is crucial for our pets when they are searching for the most best place to sleep.
In fact, neither dogs nor cats need an ‘entrance’ to get into their beds. They are mobile enough to cope with a 10 – 12 inch (25 – 30 cm) high bar.
Because the bed is tall, with a slightly concave top, the bed can used in new ways:
Cats and dogs can rest their heads on the side recesses:
Or they can use the angles to support their heads on the inside:
This bed is for small dogs and cats, because large dogs require a different approach. The chosen fabric is thick but soft to the touch, two-sided and durable.
Hair doesn’t get stuck on it, and it’s easy to clean with a brush, a vacuum cleaner, or even with your hand.
Our damascus patterns have been specially designed for this bed. There are additional colors for each model that can be added. There are also single color variants.
The inner pillows are filled with silicone granules. These are completely hygienic and are designed to fill a well-defined volume and return to their original state after being crushed.
All pillows get dirty and have to be washed, and this goes double for pillows intended for animals. But a whole bed is too big to get into many home washing machines. Therefore, we have designed the bed to be broken down into parts that can be washed. The pillow-case opens via a zipper at the bottom. The inner pillows can be detached and washed. This way we won’t throw out good beds, we consume less, and we make less garbage.
The size of the bed fits most cats (we’ve tested up to 20 pounds/9 kg). For dogs, due to their posture and different musculature and skeletal system, only the smallest XS breeds up to 4.5-5.5 pounds/2-2.5 kg are well suited for our beds.
In the last two years, while making samples and variations of these beds, we have tested ready-made models with four dogs and four cats, some for long periods of time. They recognize it as a bed for them. Dogs get into it very quickly. Some cats need more time, but they find and use it. We are convinced that we have made a bed for them, for their needs, not just small human furniture or a mere fashion item. This was the most important thing for us and we hope that our efforts are enjoyed and well-used by animals and their owners.
In the Fall of 2020
For now, the first beds will be featured on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
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