An inspiring, surprising, and fun collection of contemporary design for pets of different shapes, sizes, breeds, and species
The perfect book for design-conscious pet owners and animal lovers alike, Pet-tecture presents an irresistible assortment of hundreds of houses and objects by the world's leading designers, created with our furred and feathered friends in mind - from cats and dogs to birds, rabbits, horses, fish, mice, guinea pigs - even kangaroos and turtles! Whether it's playful cat trees, concrete dog homes, luxury chicken coops, 3D-printed fish tanks, or a dog-shaped cat scratcher, Pet-tecture has the incredible range of design for animals covered.
This compact and portable book Includes works by some of the biggest names in global architecture and design, including Nendo, Kenya Hara, Sou Fujimoto, MAD Architects, Kengo Kuma, and Shigeru Ban.
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Phaidon Press (September 28, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.1 x 7.5 inches
"Shelters for domesticated animals prioritize aesthetics - with some curious, stunning results."— Wall Street Journal
"Architects are turning their imaginations to accommodating our four-legged or feathered friends.. We are living in a golden age when it comes bespoke "creature comforts". — The Times
"Pet-tecture, a light-hearted (lightweight) little book traces graphics of cat paws and bird claw-prints through the pages, which are warmly penned by Tom Wainwright, filled with kennels, play-dens and cages of all stripes and sizes... This is a practical and aesthetic celebration of animal-human companionship, and its worth its weight in goldfish." — Wallpaper.com
"Paws for thought... These amazing pieces of animal architecture bring a whole new meaning to the phrase 'creature comfort'... Pet-tecture celebrates the wildest fringes of animal-oriented architecture." — The Sunday Telegraph
"Pet-tecture: Design for Pets, a new book published by Phaidon, delves into the world of animal product design... Looking at everything from eco-friendly woven cat houses, to designer bee hives and roof tiles with in-built birdhouses, author tom Wainwright says the book is among the first to focus on the "relatively new" design field, which he believes will continue to grow."— Designweek.co.uk
"Clever and sometimes humorous architecture made with pets in mind."— Monocle.com
About the Author:
With two writers for parents, it was inevitable that London-based writer Tom Wainwright would take up a career in publishing. Tom began his career working on books at Miller's, before moving to Phaidon to work on various architecture and design titles. It was there that he developed a passion for design. Pet-tecture: Design for Pets combines two of his passions - design and animals of all kinds.