This is the Bertoia chair of dog crates, seriously. Even if I didn’t have a dog, I think I might want this in my house. It’s funny, because when we bought the chairs for our garden, I commented to Evan that they were essentially the same material as a dog crate—but that a dog crate costs $50, not $400. (I realize, of course, that the price is not based on materials alone, and that good design does frequently come with a high price. I accept that.)
Enter the $320 dog crate ($575 if you buy the starter package, which includes a beautiful cover and a shaped bed insert).
I’m pretty sure Bruno needs one, especially since he’ll be getting a little brother in a couple of weeks. (!) He loves his crate (we don’t close the door, he just likes to go inside and be in his little cave when he feels like it), but it’s a real eyesore. I try not to have anything visible in the house that isn’t well-designed, and the shin-killing crate is usually relegated to the basement unless we need it for some reason.
I’ll start rolling spare change now!