Design Gizmo

Design Gizmo featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.



This is not only a Dog Collar, it's a Dog Collar with a detachable necklace. Frida is using quality leather with solid brass. When designing this piece she had to consider a simple secure way of attaching the necklace while the dog is wearing the collar. The collar also had to have a luxurious feel without the necklace. With this design, a detachable necklace, the owner can adorn their dog when they wish.

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Domik Ptashki

Due to the monotonous lifestyle and lack of sustainable interaction with Nature, a person lives in a state of constant breakdown and internal dissatisfaction, which does not allow him to enjoy life to the fullest. It can be fixed by expanding borders of perception and gaining new experience of Human-Nature interaction. Why birds? Their singing positively affects human mental health, also birds protect environment from insect pests. The project Domik Ptashki is an opportunity to create helpful neighborhood and to try on the ornithologist role by observing and taking care of birds.

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If you have a cat, you've probably had at least two out of these three problems while choosing a home for her: lack of aesthetics, sustainability, and comfort. But this pendant module solves these problems by combining three factors: 1) Minimalism design: simplicity of form and variability of color design; 2) Eco-friendly: wood waste (sawdust, shavings) is safe for the cat's and her owner’s health; 3) Universality: the modules are combined with each other, allowing you to create a separate cat apartment inside your home.

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The designer’s objective was to solve problems in dog raising 1-person households. Canine animals’ anxiety disorders and physiological problems are rooted from prolonged period of caretakers' abscense. Due to their small living spaces, caretakers shared living environment with companion animals, causing sanitary problems. Inspired from the pain points, the designer came up with a care robot that 1. plays and interacts with companion animals by tossing treats, 2. cleans up dusts and crumbs after indoor activities, and 3. takes in odors and hair when companion animals take rest.

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When designing Catzz cat bed, the inspiration was drawn from needs of cats and owners alike, and need to unite function, simplicity and beauty. While observing cats, their unique geometrical features inspired the clean and recognizable form. Some characteristic behavioral patterns (e.g. ear movement) became incorporated into cat's user experience. Also, bearing owners in mind, the aim was to create a piece of furniture they could customize and proudly display. Moreover, it was important to ensure easy maintenance. All of which the sleek, geometrical design and modular structure enable.

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Neko Goten

It started as a project to showcase Japanese craftsmanship, utilizing laminated cedar wood from Fukui Prefecture in Japan and the skills of furniture craftsmen in Fukui Prefecture. It is a luxurious piece of cat furniture that incorporates elements of sleeping, toilet and eating spaces, while being a cat tower that understands the habits of cats and allows them to exercise. Even if it don't remodel home for cat, it can be used as an interior accent, and the design shows the splendour of woodworking techniques by furniture craftsmen and the beauty of the wood grain.

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