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8 designers in the hunt for the PFW Lifestyle Innovation Award

Pupstyle.com is proud to announce the finalists for this year’s PFW Lifestyle Innovation Award. Eight finalists were narrowed down from 35 entries in the featured category of “Pet Dinnerware”. Our own Pet Design Expert Dara Foster commented on being one of the first round judges – “This was a tough decision with so many strong entrants – but with an eye towards Innovative design I think we made the right choices.” The competition next moves to New York City with the finalists being displayed and judged at the upcoming Pet Fashion Week New York (Aug 23-24). “I think the PFW Lifestyle Innovation Award is a long overdue prescription for moving the pet industry forward. It raises the design bar – moving away from stainless steel bowls to functional works of art.” The finalists (in no particular order) include:

  • Victor Lee of Alpha Paw
  • Velissa Van Scoyoc for Vivid Product Design
  • Jane Grant of HugX and Justin Magee & Stephen McGilloway of Bigsmall
  • Jed Crystal of Hepper
  • Mirian Mirri for Alessi
  • Kevin Thomas for Kevy K Designs
  • Catherine & Stephen Simms for Whiner & Diner
  • J. Martin, Suzie McCormick, Ryan Hahn,Katie Killingsworth & Jeff Walker for Unleashed Life

To see all of the finalists entries and learn more visit
Pet Fashion Week’s Innovation Award page.


Handpainted porcelain dog bowls from Berlin’s Kühn Keramiks

Two trends in dog design converge in this bowl-of-plenty – the raising of the bar on bowls to the level of high-end boutique design and the presence of “tassles”. Hailing from the hallowed hipster haunt of Berlin, Germany – Bernard Kühn has been offering his own modernized “petit-bourgeois” ceramic style for years from his Kühn Kermaiks store. And with his trusty in-store Pug by his side it was only a matter of time before he addressed dog designs. And address it he has – with this super-cool tassle bowl your pooch can dine on the finest kibble in style. Unfortunately these bowls are only available through the Berlin store as well as a very few select retailers world-wide (and the one in the US does not carry these bowls- bummer!).


Handcrafted woven leather dog dish from Bottega Veneta

From famed luxury line Bottega Veneta – we are treated to a classic in terms of high-end Food/Water bowls. Black Italian leather interwoven in their signature Intrecciato style surrounds a stainless steel bowl – and all this for a mere $540 (available online directly from Bottega Veneta). In this case you are buying a great deal more than simply some fine grade leather and a steel bowl (exclusive prestige is part of the package) – as any design-snob worth their salt will be practically licking the bowl in deference to this king among luxury brands.


Gino the Dog debuts organic bowl design

Design house Gaia&Gino launches their new brand Gino the dog at New York ICFF. At this year’s ICFF – award winning design brand Gaia & Gino debuted their new dog furnishings line Gino the dog. We had a chance to speak with Yves Béhar – Creative Director of the dog line. Béhar was quick to point out that the designs for Gino the dog were created by students from California College of Arts (CCA). One of the standout pieces (designed by Brandon Warren) is the porcelain “Wild” food and water bowl. Available in Black, White and Mirrored finishes these organically shaped bowls conjure imagery somewhere between a molar and a moon crater. The Mirror finish bowl with it’s nod to 80’s cocaine-chic seems like it could give your dog a little funhouse reflection startle after cleaning out their bowl. These are currently not available for sale online but watch this space for the online retail hookup.


Yummy Ceramic dog feeders designed by Karim Rashid

In our never ending quest to be the biggest pet product snobs on the planet, we’ve found the must-have dog bowl for all you modern design junkies out there who love to name drop. Super fab, poet of plastic, Karim Rashid has finally designed the ultimate sculptural dog bowl at a freakishly low price. The Yum Bowl is ceramic and has a sleek hole in the side that serves as a handle. The bottom is non-skid, microwavable safe. This Bau-wau-haus appropriate bowl is served up in 2 sizes and can be had for $38-46 at Forthedogs and several other on-line stores.


Sleek bent plywood two-bowl dog feeder from Holden Designs

If you’ve been searching for a stylish pet feeder devoid of cheesy dog bone patterns or “woof, woof more kibble” verbage look no further. Style mavens Holden Designs have done it again with the Holden Designs Pet Feeder! This beauty is sculpted from bent plywood and layered with a Walnut or Cherry veneer coupled with two shiny chrome bowls making it more a piece of fine design furniture rather than a lowly dog bowl. Aesthetically it works oh-so-well in a contemporary Dwell-style home, you won’t be tempted to hide it when guests come over. Kinesthetically it does wonders for your pup’s back as it raises the bowl thus limiting their need to bend over and eat or drink. We love it so much that we ordered one for Pupstyle HQ and the dogs dig it! Available in small, medium and large and priced right at $98-145 considering it’s aesthetic appeal and quality construction.

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