When the good folks from Vancouver-based design studio Gamla Studio emailed me with the subject line “Walnut and Brass Dog Den” I couldn’t open it fast enough. Walnut? And brass?? I wasn’t sure if my mixed-material-loving, crazy-dog-lady heart could handle the images that awaited my gaze. Then I opened the email and saw this:
WHOA. Now that is a thing of beauty, my friends.
Inspired by the newest addition to their studio, an 11-week-old Welsh Terrier named Gimli, the designers at Gamla Studio set off to celebrate her arrival as only insanely talented furniture and object designers can: by creating an entire product collection called “For Gimli“. At the moment, the line includes this meticulously crafted dog den, a Pendleton wool dog bed, and a coordinating feeder.
Each For Gimli Den features a locking door and is made of solid walnut and brass, with a bright color panel option. There is also an optional dog bed designed to fit perfectly inside the Den, handmade by Gamla using organic cotton with a protective lining and a pre-washed/pre-shrunk removable Pendleton cover. Oh, and there’s even a matching Feeder (made with solid metal legs and either a maple or walnut top with an accent strip down the middle — fancy!).
These products are made “For Gimli” and with Gimli in mind, meaning that (as with all Gamla Studio products) they only use non-toxic finishes and FSC wood, so that your pup will not only be stylish, but safe too!