Lin Residence is a minimalist home where every corner and object is designed for a specific purpose, including the room divider that separates the living room from the dining room which doubles as a dog bed.
Designed by LCGA Design and located in Taipei, Taiwan in 2014, the interior design includes wide open spaces, perfect for a rambunctious Jack Russell Terrier to have some fun and burn off some energy.
The see through, L-shaped metal rack is not just a room divider and dog bed, it is also a side table making this custom piece a triple threat. Dog beds are often an afterthought and man’s best friend is seldom included in the original plan of a space, not so here. Here, the owner and the designer collaborated to make sure the dog’s needs were as much a part of the overall layout as the human’s where.
Most often a dog bed is a cushion on the floor tucked into what ever space is available. Often that space is far away from where the people are congregating, here the dog bed’s cushion is perfectly sized to fit within the lower portion of the room divider.
Although the décor is minimalist, the designers have been able to showcase the humour of the owners by including a sculpture of a pig that is about the same size as their Jack Russel Terrier.
The location of the dog bed / room divider is such that if the dog is comfortable he doesn’t have to move to keep tabs on both the lounging and the dining areas.
The dog bed is so versatile that even the vertical space is considered and can be used to store dog toys, books or any other item the owner might choose to display. That said, it also looks rather cool left empty.
Although the apartment is minimalist in design, the geometry of the dog bed and the haphazard layout of the red electrical chords above the dining table keep the home visually interesting and definitely functional.
With the vertical room divider portion of the dog bed left empty the shadow effects created by light passing through it are very dramatic.
Visible from the apartment’s entr door, the dog bed portion of the room divider is barely noticeable.
With this custom designed room divider the home owners have a dedicated space for their dog while keeping the rest of the space tidy and organized to suit their minimalist aesthetic.
Across from the dog bed is a hallway that leads to the homeowner’s bedroom, this means the pooch can keep tabs on that room from his central location as well.
What a great way to include your forever dog into your home’s design.
While the finished design of the dog bed seems so natural, the thought process that went into the piece of furniture was quite extensive.
Such a cool idea to design a room divider with your forever dog in mind.
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