DESIGNER DOG BEDS

The art of p.l.a.y.

The art of P.L.A.Y.

When we first met David Collins, we knew we had found just the artist to create designs for P.L.A.Y. Dave's art has a stylish, yet playful quality about it. "I wanted to create something with a little twist, a little quirkiness," says Dave. "Something that I would want to put in my living room."

Most importantly, Dave wanted to create a bed that would be just right for his dog: an adorable English Border Terrier named Molly. You'll find Dave's fun and engaging artwork on our P.L.A.Y. Artist Collection beds.

Of course, you'll also find his artwork underneath Molly each night.

Designer dog beds

We would all like our homes to look more stylish and sophisticated, and now you can get the look for less with the luxury dog beds made by P.L.A.Y. As P.L.A.Y. grows, we have expanded our designer circle beyond San Francisco to also partner with artists in New York and Los Angeles. Together, they bring with them cool West Coast flair and urban New York chic that have successfully made our beds into one-of-a-kind artistic pieces that are exclusive to P.L.A.Y.

Without sacrificing quality, our San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles designers have paired fashion and function to create a dog bed that we can all agree on. These beds not only look good, they feel good. They feature modern and stylish non-repeating patterns that you won't find anywhere else and the hypoallergenic zippered coverings and fillers are removable and washable - a feature not commonly available in many designer dog beds. Every bed is also optimally stuffed with dense eco-friendly filling to ergonomically support your pet.
We're also proud to partner with other companies that share our passion and values. For instance, we've recently teamed up with Wine Barrel Concepts to create stylish and eco-friendly pet beds housed in beautiful recycled wine barrels!

Who knew style could be so practical? With P.L.A.Y.'s designer dog beds, you get a superior product with all the flair, function and comfort you could ever want for man’s best friend—all in one appealing, environmentally-friendly package. Learn more about our durability features here.

Meet Our Designers

Dave Collins
San Fransisco

Originally from the north of England I moved out to the US in 2000 and have called San Francisco home for the last 4 years now. I studied Industrial design in Detroit and eventually moved to SF for work. Over the past few years I have mostly been designing handheld consumer electronics but I enjoy most all types of art and design. I really appreciate products with a sense of humour that also serve their purpose.

From the age of 1 to 6 my family had a small farm in Yorkshire, England. I once brought a garden worm inside to show my mother, my mother quickly turned me right around whilst saying "that's nice David, now go feed it to the chickens." I guess some time had gone by and when my mother came to check on me I had rolled this poor worm to over a foot in length. My Mother asked me what I was doing to which I replied" I wanted to make sure all the chickens got some."

“I WANT TO CREATE PRODUCTS WITH A LITTLE TWIST, A LITTLE QUIRKINESS... DOG BEDS THAT I WOULD WANT IN MY LIVING ROOM.”
J. Nichole Smith
Los Angeles / London
I have never really fit into any single job description very well (must be the ADD). I am a photographer, designer, writer, entrepreneur...basically an idea addict. In 2004, while still a college student in Seattle, I adopted a puppy: Olivia the Great Dane (the original best idea ever). In 2005, I founded a boutique marketing agency and named it after her. In 2009, I had the pleasure of photographing Momo for the first time. I also got to craft the P.L.A.Y. logo and photograph the very first P.L.A.Y. beds!
“I LOVE WORKING WITH P.L.A.Y. STARTING FROM A GLIMMER OF AN IDEA, TO A SKETCH, TO A TANGIBLE PRODUCT I GET TO PHOTOGRAPH & ENJOY WITH MY OWN DOGS! IT'S SO SATISFYING AND EXCITING TO BE A PART OF THE ENTIRE PROCESS FROM START TO FINISH!”
Natalia Martinez
San Fransisco

One foot in the past, and the other in the future, that is how I live my present. In life and work, I am a lover of all things analogue and hand-made; while simultaneously fascinated by technology. From a young age, I developed a strong kinship with animals. I knew my calling was among them and working with my hands. Photography found me at 16 and at 28, I found myself as a photographer | illustrator | designer dreaming of a life beyond an office cubicle.

In 2009, I leaped and never looked back. Together with my better half, we created Photo Lab and Design Lab. Our work, dedicated to companion animals, is an uncomplicated blend of fine art | lifestyle photography and boutique graphic design. “The Labs” have allowed us to make great friends and collaborate with kindred spirits, working with our hands, creating work we are proud of and loving it. Living in the California countryside, with two dogs and two cats; I am a dog nerd who loves to hike and still shoots film.

“I AM ABLE TO TAKE ALL MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO IN LIFE: PHOTOGRAPHING, DRAWING, PLAYING WITH DOGS, AND PUT THEM TOGETHER TO CREATE SOMETHING SPECIAL AND TANGIBLE (THAT MY DOGS AND CATS ENJOY) FOR A COMPANY I LOVE. THAT IS THE ULTIMATE DREAM PROJECT FOR ME.”
Alicia Pompei
San Fransisco

I am still a newbie to the Bay area, and I love it.

Originally, I am from Western Pennsylvania, where I attended Carnegie Mellon University for Communication Design. I then worked as an Art Director / Graphic Designer for Target Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

After nearly four wonderful years at the Bullseye, I accepted a position as an Art Director with Yahoo! and relocated to San Francisco. I am currently freelancing and enjoying my new city.

Ever since I was little, my house was a proverbial zoo. I am the eldest of four children, so growing up our house was always loud and full of mayhem. But it wasn't just us kids causing a ruckus, we always had TONS of pets, which I loved. Coming home from school to the dog barking, the cat pouncing around teasing the dog, and our bird chirping in the background for attention will always be a fond childhood memory. This definitely made me an animal person, and I can't wait until I am home enough to get a dog of my own!

“FOR THE BAMBOO BED, I WANTED TO CREATE A SIMPLE PATTERN THAT COULD WORK IN A VARIETY OF HOMES, FROM VERY MODERN TO MORE CLASSIC. THE COLORWAYS, OCEAN BLUE AND MUSTARD YELLOW, CAN RECEDE INTO THE ROOM OR PROVIDE A SURPRISING POP OF COLOR.”
Rosalind Lee
New York / San Francisco

Born and raised in Chicago, I grew up with a yellow lab that made my childhood years a joy. When I had the opportunity to work with P.L.A.Y., I was thrilled to be part of the lighthearted yet design focused brand for pets.

I started my career as a designer in Chicago where I dabbled in everything from advertising to packaging design. My interest in creating holistic brand experiences had led me to web design and user experience in New York City and Brooklyn. I love the energy of this city where inspiration can be found on almost every corner, (the only thing I'm missing is a fluffy dog!) I've been lucky enough to have worked on a variety of clients and projects, but also continue to collaborate with P.L.A.Y. on design patterns for pet beds and toys. It has been amazing to see P.L.A.Y. grow over the years and mostly importantly, be part of it!

“MY FAVORITE PROJECT HAS BEEN THE SKULLS AND ROSES PATTERN... IT IS GREAT TO START SOMETHING FROM SCRATCH AND SEE IT COME TO LIFE!”

Luxury Designed

For Pets, People & Planet

You want to pamper your pooch and update your decor at the same time, and with P.L.A.Y. luxury dog bed products, you can do just that. These fashionably unique and durable dog beds do so much more than provide a place for your dog to rest its head. Designed to fit any stylish home, these dog beds are a treat for both you and your furry friends.

Made with the environment in mind, these designer dog beds have removable covers and cushions that are machine washable, durable, eco-friendly and completely swoon-worthy. With exclusively designed graphics created by artists in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles and certified safe polyfiber stuffing made from recycled plastic bottles, we deliver a look and feel that will leave tails wagging and wallets intact.

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