At F&HE, our furry friends’ needs and nice-to-haves matter to us as much as those of our readers
You know what they say: change is as good as a holiday. We’re upgrading our furry friends to some stylish sleeping quarters and spoiling them with breakfast in bed
AN UPLIFTING TOP
Being upgraded to The Cabin is what all stylish pets aspire to! Not only is it a statement piece for any home, the thinking and initiative behind the creation of this dog bed is commendable and heart-warming. Conceptualised by Arkivio – a Durban-based designer and manufacturer of bespoke lighting and furniture – the sphere-shaped rattan basket is hand-woven by members of the KwaZuluNatal Blind Society. Says Arkivio co-founder, Lance Surgeson: “We launched the product in August this year, with the aim to create a high-value item in partnership with the KZN Blind Society. The society is geared towards empowering a community with skills that can uplift their lives, and we had been searching for an opportunity to work with them. The Cabin arose from a simple need, as with many consumer products: we wanted a trendy pet bed and, through our chance meetings with the KZN Blind Society, we saw the opportunity to develop this product using their incredible weaving skills.”
Set on a circular powder-coated steel structure, the rattan basket filters the light around it to create a welcoming interior. It’s also suspended just above the ground on a minimal steel base to insulate your furry child from the cold floor.
Available in small (50cm diameter with a 25cm opening; R2 490) and medium (70cm diameter with a 35cm opening; R3 190), The Cabin is sold only at arkivio.co.za with free national delivery to your home or office. Please note that a four-week production lead time is required once ordered. Call 082 840 7143 for more information.