Cage or Condo? Well Being with Animals

A black standard poodle gazes out from her spot of relaxation inside a refined Ebony credenza. She's watching people buzz around at a photoshoot and is a cool as cucumber.

Recently, I interviewed a “Luxury brand specialist" and one of her first questions was, “So how long can the dog be in the cage before it goes crazy?”

Answer: A very long time. It’s designed to be the dog’s personal condo, not a cage or crate. 

The point is to keep the dogs from going crazy. 

Let’s be clear.  

We work for highly accomplished individuals 

We design for highly accomplished individuals with busy lives and animals, mostly dogs (though not exclusively).  Home is a place of privacy, peace and comfort made of things people love and choose to remember. Their own aesthetic for well being.

We uphold and enhance that. 

With the EQO Collection we work for owners, their interior designers, architects, animal trainers or whomever assists them in this area of their lives.

A little condo for everyone’s well being

The EQO Collection was created to be an indoor condo for dogs to maintain their well being and calm at home, in a hotel or luxury lounge – anywhere it’s better that the animal rest than run around.  

Slide the self-locking doors closed and the animal is still comfortable.  Add our pet concierge services and we’ll ensure the animal gets a walk or run about, as needed.

We elevate life indoors with these animals to make life easier for all.

The dog is given a place to relax that’s more comfortable to it than its owner’s (or hotelier’s) furniture – without disturbing the room's aesthetic. 

A platform for stunning pieces

With the EQO Collection, you see utterly simple and minimal designs for two reasons:

  1. Hidden animal intelligence, including a hidden animal.  Three algorithms ensure enough privacy, presence, sublime comfort, and containment when needed, to make it work for the animal while being unrecognizable as an enclosure;
  2. To provide extraordinary customization opportunities for interior designers so they can work without fabrication limitations and be assured of exceptional execution.

We invite interior designers to explore motifs from vintage to modern for the cabinets (think 3D raised or carved patterns via precision craftsmanship), and to design your own screen patterns for a given space or brand.  Every piece is a limited edition anyway (numbered, signed, etc).

We’ll run your designs through our algorithms to ensure pieces actually perform as needed, while ensuring the white glove service you require.

The LEED points, carbon credits, circularity services and individual dossier with its story are free. 

||   EQO pieces are for people that do the math – they're maybe $100 a month over the life of the dog - and include our remarketing services.  ||


Deep sleep is everything

Here’s the deal. 

Big, gorgeous ottomans are not always the luxury we might think they are for dogs. They can be confusing.  (Think, “Your couch or mine?” in the little dog’s mind.)

Plus, in earth’s fauna, only the lion sleeps uncovered and every animal has its own definition of “cover.”  

Enter our algorithms. 

Dogs are like two or three year-olds and need as much sleep.  Reflect. How’s your two-year-old without a good nap? 

Same with dogs.  They look like they’re sleeping but often aren’t. Studies show that the average 2-year old pup has noise anxiety - just from its home. We tend to quiet down when we put our 2-year-olds down for a nap - but not with dogs (which is completely reasonable).

Our design algorithms find another way.

Life for the lucky

The standard poodle first pictured in the XL Ebony Credenza is a three-year-old pup at a photoshoot.  She's the founder's dog (mine) and is watching people run around adjusting lights and cameras.  Comfy, paws crossed, cool as a cucumber.

Dalila-Ahlem (aka "Lila") was lucky enough to take this protoype home, even though it’s large enough for a Giant Schnauzer. She did get her beauty sleep. But, that's not all.

The complement: our pet concierge services.  

We’ll work to find places for (or create) a neighborhood “dog park” or doggie socials where they can play, exhausting themselves – a few times a week. 

For hoteliers, “Sleep-in Weekends” for dog owners where we take them out for a run around while mom and dad enjoy breakfast; walk them for lunch or spa time, then run them around again for dinner. Then, let ‘em sleep comfortably contained in between.

Lila’s daily dog social was about a half-mile away. For three years, she played with the same dogs before dinner.

And, don't let the pretty hairdo fool you. She's an active dog that keeps her figure by running around.  See her with her boyfriend "Ody" (short for Odysseus) as he baits her to play. 

 A big, burly male Labradoodle baits a nicely-groomed female standard poodle to play

 Look what she does.

 A female standard poodle takes the bait of her big, burly boyfriend Labradoodle and leans into a wrestling match.

Earning her the title of "Toughpoodle™."

She comes home exhausted, is fed dinner while ours is prepared – and goes directly into her credenza to sleep through our dinner. 

Great life for all.

 Now the standard poodle is fast asleep in her Ebony credenza on a faux fur blanket that keeps her bed clean.

Yes, by this time she's carrying grass and a little mud, so she's sleeping on a faux fur throw used to keep her permanent bed nice. 

She'll be a pretty healthy 14-year-old soon.


Designers or Hoteliers interested in the EQO Collection or our concierge services should write  While we maintain exclusivity, we're happy to have you.

All cabinet designs shown are patented and screen patterns shown are registered trademarks. All rights reserved.

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