The traditional Japanese art of origami has a new application - creating cosy homes for dogs and cats - thanks to Tokyo and Paris based apparel brand TENEO.
The firm has partnered with design and events marketing company, Nouvelle Vague and Professor Jun Mitani, who belongs to the University of Tsukuba Graduate School, which promotes origami to the world, to ensure the homes keep pets in comfort while retaining the beauty of the origami structure.
The main material is a foldable eco-friendly strain of cardboard. The design team is utilising computer graphics to make origami three-dimensional drawings as a design base, to create a beautiful design that blends into the interior of your home.
The pet houses are being designed in both bell and dome-shaped models. TENEO aim to develop products that blend Japanese traditional culture into modern lifestyles, offering their first collections for the fall/winter 2020 season.
They aunched a crowdfunding project on the Japanese product platform Makuake on 30 July 2021 with the aim of making their first general sales in December.