25th April 2024

Monocle Design Award 2024

"Celebrating the best in design across the world. The Monocle Design Awards honour the people, products and places that are enhancing lives."


As all dog owners know, what might suit our furry friends isn’t always what’s best for our home decor. That’s something that new Finnish company Kanto is fixing with a range of smart dog beds that were also designed to minimize environmental impact. Our pick of the bunch is the Luoto in Eos Bordeaux Black, which is made using a natural, handwoven fabric by Finnish textile designer Johanna Gullichsen and the same premium European bedding used for humans. Developed using a lot of, ahem, animal testing, you can be sure that Fido won’t give this bed a snub. Our model Twinka (pictured) can attest to the fact that the upcycled fabric, available in Gullichsen’s patterns inspired by Greek mythology, is extremely comfortable.

“We tested various materials, shapes and sizes with all kinds of dogs to find something that they liked,” says founder Annu Ansén. The bed’s nest-like design is timeless and unassuming, and fits various interior-design aesthetics. The material itself is allergen-free and void of microplastics, while also being durable and scratch-resistant. Crucially, it’s machine washable too, pairing practicality with style and ensuring that the bed can endure the inevitable canine fits and outbursts. “Dogs are our family members and they deserve the best spot in our living room,” says Ansén. Thanks to Kanto, such a spot can be home to a beautiful work of."

Monocle 25th April 2024

11th September 2023

Featured in Design Milk

"These Cozy Dog Beds Feature Fabrics Found in Iconic Museums

If it’s good enough for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and The Guggenheim, it’s good enough for your furry pups. For their first ever pet line, Finland-based Studio Kanto collaborated with Kvadrat, known for their fabrics found in the world’s most iconic institutions, to create dog beds that support canine well-being without infringing on the surrounding interior design."

16th September 2023

Featured in Yanko Design

"As much as I love spending time with my own cats, I’m honestly running out of ways to keep them entertained and prevent them from knocking down an item or two in my home, out of sheer boredom. If you’re pretty much in the same precarious situation as me and are always looking for new ways to keep your pet entertained, comfortable, and happy, then I may have a new product for you. Sorry cat owners, but this one is just for the doggos – the Kanto x Kvadrat Dog Beds!