At F&HE, our furry friends’ needs and nice-to-haves mat­ter to us as much as those of our read­ers

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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


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 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.

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