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There’s a new dog – a Kooldog – in town. Founded by Toronto-based industrial designer Ki Park, Kooldog is “a designer and manufacturer inspired by simple forms and materials. Our goal is to produce quality products from our homeland instead of manufacturing them overseas. We believe that we can shape our world little by little with one beautiful product at a time.” 

The company’s first product – which really is a beaut – is the Kooldog House, created for the small- or medium-sized canine that appreciates the minimalist aesthetic. Its main body is made of durable powdercoated metal; the bedding consists of a polyurethane foam cushion, polyester inner slipcover and polyester microfiber suede outer slipcover. The dog’s “best friend” can choose among three wood finishes for the face cover and three colours of cushion. 

“Kooldog is a start-up company with lots of creative ideas for years to come,” says Park. “We’re not just a pet-product company, which means we’re not limited by a specific industry. We aim to provide unique creations for people who love designer products.” For more information, visit