Max & Minny Bed

Pet Supply Design Award Winner.
Awarded Golden for Good Pet Supplies and Products for Animals Design.

Max & Minny Bed
by Polona Pakiz

  • Awarded April 15, 2012
  • CLIENT: max design
  • 6.897

Max for dogs and Minny for cats is modern designed bed, which is a very stylish addition to our living space never made before. This Bed is made from natural materials, which are friendly for users,our lovely animals. Pillow is from quality and breathable foam and makes our pet comfortable and healthy lying. The cover of a pillow can be washed, replaced or changed colour if needed. For animal with arthritis and allergies the pillow is with memory foam. This well designed bed can be combined with our expensive sofa or colour of the wall or any furniture in our apartment.

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Polona Pakiz

Designer of Max & Minny Bed

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Interview with Polona Pakiz on Max & Minny Bed

What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
My main idea is to design a natural and beautiful bed for our pets.
What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
I couldn’t find stylish bed for my dog so I decided to design it myself. I wanted to add a nice bed for my dog in my living room.
What are your future plans for this award winning design?
I would like to distribute it to lots of homes, especially where owners value design staff also for their dogs or cats.
Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
I’m an owner of a nice dog and a cat, and they are my family. So I wanted them to have the same importance than me, so I could not leave them lying on a regular pillow on the floor. So I decided do design them a nice bed with the same importance as my sofa.
What made you design this particular type of work?
I love hanging with my animals, and they loved it too. I love to give them something nice, practical and natural. I love wood, so I use veneer wood for basis of a bed. I want to give the best material possible for my dog, especially because he has an artistic legs, I chose memory foam and natural cover from 100% hemp textile. I made two collections, one with natural cover and the other with artificial leather, because it’s durable and easy to maintain.
Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
No, there were any other design that had the influence on my design.
Who is the target customer for his design?
Target customers are families who own a dog or a cat and want to add into their space a designed bed for their pets.
What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
The bed is well made, from natural materials. It’s a long duration product. You can choose colour of veneer from 4 different types to match your furniture. You can match the cover of a pillow with your sofa or the wall. The bed is as very modern as totally practical.
How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
First I want to make two beds, little (minny) and maxi. Also MAX represents maximal design, maximal practicality, maximal natural. In the respect for gained golden award I named my business- Max design.
Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
At the beginning I always use only pen and paper. When I form my design and I’m satisfied with a shape I transfer it o 2D and 3D computer program
What is the most unique aspect of your design?
My unique aspect is a usage of colours, different textures and combination of materials.
Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
Yes, for producing a prototype I had help from my colleague who owns a joiner’s workshop.
What is the role of technology in this particular design?
For making the bed we need hydraulic press and a mould. And for each size of bed a different mould.
What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
From an idea to a design there were no troubles. First challenge shows at realization of my concept. How to turn a veneer so it would not broke, what’s the right angle of a bed, what’s the right size of it. Beside all of our compromises I had to persist on my design.
How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
I found your design competition on internet and I decided to submit my design.
What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
I perceive and get to know a lot of workshops, like joiner’s, upholsterer and metallurgy workshop. And also learn a different mode of proceedings the realization of a bed.

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