By : Alain Courchesne
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14e édition
Discipline : Industrial Design & Product Design
Categories : Product Design in Small Series & Custom-Made / Unclassified Category_product : Platinum Winner
The Doggy Bathroom is the only indoor potty solution for small dogs including males who lift their leg. Montreal-based designer Alain Courchesne launched the concept on Kickstarter after a very successful reveal at SuperZoo Expo in Las Vegas. The product’s simplicity and design have been garnering worldwide attention ever since.
Courchesne and his 2-year-old Italian Greyhound, paired up to create an innovative solution for male dogs who lift their leg featuring custom pee pads which are held up vertically by an adhesive strip. Soft mats were designed to be placed at the entrance of the product to keep paw prints contained. Although the Doggy Bathroom was designed with males in mind, female dogs can call it their own too, making its design universal. It can be used as a potty-training device for puppies, as a seasonal solution for small breeds who cannot withstand cold weather, or as a permanent solution for dogs and/or owners with limited mobility.
The patent pending Doggy Bathroom is made of recyclable plastic and its bespoke pee pads are made with biodegradable materials. In 2020, manufacturing was moved to Montreal in order to support the local economy and minimize carbon emissions. The product is made with 3 custom mould injections, using ABS plastic for the rails and enclosure while a soft-touch TPE is used for the base. 3 new exciting colours were introduced to the collection to celebrate the first made in Canada production. Proudly supported by PME MTL, IQ & BDC.