Good design doesn’t have a shelf life.
Modern Dog Kennel
Good design doesn’t have a shelf life.
We sold out of The Dog Room very quickly in 2017.  Since then, we’ve fielded calls from all over the world about The Dog Room, all centering around a single question:

When will you be making The Dog Room again?

Rather than simply reissue a popular piece, we’ve reworked the parameters of the project to incorporate our ethos, ensuring that the things we sell embody excellence in design and manufacturing while keeping the focus on doing social, economic, and environmental good. We needed to put the right team together to reboot The Dog Room, which took some time.  But it’s done now.

In undertaking the re-release of The Dog Room, we decided to forge new partnerships and fine-tune our materials in an effort to make The Dog Room into a force for positive change in the world.

We partnered with HELP Enterprises, a non-profit organisation in Brisbane that specialises in giving opportunities to people with disabilities. By bringing these people’s skills to market, HELP meets its mission of “enhancing the lifestyle and independence of people with disability”.  At Made by Pen, we’re proud to work with HELP, and we (and our customers) have been exceedingly pleased with the quality of workmanship their employees bring to The Dog Room.

In addition, we’ve sourced FSC marine-grade plywood to allow the Dog Room to better withstand outdoor conditions and partnered with another Aussie brand to re-make their dog bed to custom fit the Dog Room. Aussie Wool Comfort beds are 100% wool, Australian-made and machine washable in front-laid machines. Win.

At Made By Pen, we don’t just make products.  We make partnerships that work, and we design things with the good the object can do, as well as doing all the good we can in the making process .

Thank you for your patience!

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