Design Gizmo

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

 

Polkota

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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Puro

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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Catzz

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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Paw Bowl

A hand-designed, bowl that attempts to slow an animal's eating pace by altering the height of the interior of the paw print. Made from materials that produce a look, that is safe for food and can be placed into the dishwasher. The bowl can be personalized with different paw colors. The design is made with a material that helps prevent a cat or dog from pushing the bowl around but is still easy to lift.

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Pawspal

Pawspal Pet carrier will save the energy and helps pet's owner to fast deliver. For design concept Pawspal pet carrier inspired from Space Shuttle which they can take their lovely pets to anywhere they want. And if they have one more pets, they can place another one on the top and adjoin wheels at the bottom to pull carriers. Besides that Pawspal has designed with internal ventilation fan to comfortable for pets and easy to charge it with USB C.

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