As brand of furniture and lifestyle product for pets, Barkëtek is designed by an architect and a graphic designer who began their journey as pet lovers wanting to create a conversation that embraces both people and their pets, and pieces that fit into their homes seamlessly. Using know-how from their family foundry business and aluminium leftovers from cutting and machining—these are typically sold in bulk or sorted for recycling—Barkëtek reimagined the metal scraps as conceptual lifestyle pet products and added value with design.
Bent on the use of aluminium scraps and based on the family know-how in metal casting, Barkëtek was born and then branched out from the original product, such as the pet collar, to harness and leash set that complements the existing designs. Aluminium is strong and, at the same time, light. The details and traces of the casting process gives a charming, handmade craftsmanship that is subtly different from industrial metal castings. Finally, leather leash adds a luxurious touch to the final design.