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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happily Ever : Create Stronger Bonds Between Pets and Owners

The new design concept by Kim Hyun Joo will surely win a lot more brownie points both from the owners but from dogs as well. The chair termed as Happily Ever is a chair that is combined with a dog house which shall encourage bonding between dogs and owners through their sharing. As they say that sharing increases bonding, so this is a nice concept by the designer to address the problem of increase in abandoned dogs due to various reasons, thus with this design there can be stronger relationships growing between owners and pets. All one can say is this really is a very heart warming thought.From Kim :
The pet accessories market is expanding, but the number of abandoned dogs is ever- increasing. A way to counter this problem may be to encourage stronger bonds between pets and owners. Sharing something may be a way to strengthen relationships – sharing understanding as well as objects. Wherever you are, your dog always wants to be with you. For example, when a dog owner sits on a chair, the dog will often sit under the chair. When their pet comes near, an owner will typically pat it – a heartwarming experience for both individuals.
Happily Ever is based on these kinds of behaviors. There are various ways to use Happily Ever. The owner can sit anywhere on the chair. The dog can rest inside the chair, or sit on top of it. There are two seats – the lower one is for the dog or owner, and the upper one is just for the owner (making use of a height ranking system). There is soft cushioning on the higher seat for comfort. A hole at the back of the chair allows it to be picked up easily, and also assists with taking the seat apart for cleaning. The pet might reach through the hole with their paw to play with the owner.


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