DOG LOVERS CHAIR
Team: Laura Petruskeviciute + MOBILELAND volunteers
Authors: Laura Petruskeviciute
Type: DIY furniture
Building system: timber pallets
DOG LOVERS CHAIR is a direct response to lack of facilities for dogs in the environment of my neighborhood. Playful nature of dog requires more than just walking around and it is important to release its intellectual capacities. Dog Lovers Chair provides the dog and its owner with a place to rest where the design of chair adopts an idea of ‘dog house’ providing a dog with a sheltered place to stay close to its owner. On the other hand, dog can also use the upper space for seating where it is the eye level of its owner making it easier to observe the environment. Chair can be also used as a tool for playing and training the dog. The design of chair is targeting dog sizes which are the most common to keep in flat accommodation. And so the chair is suitable for extra small ,small and medium sizes dogs and is too small for large and extra large users.
Chair was designed having in mind cheaply sourced, low cost or even better free of charge materials in mind. It can be easily constructed from scrap wood or pieces of deconstructed pallets. Chair design consists of 70 wooden planks varying in length and 1 timber board.