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Creature Comforts: The Doodle Dog Gipsy bed features a drawing by Wegman
Creature Comforts: The Doodle Dog Gipsy bed features a drawing by Wegman

Randy was a seasoned pro at collaborating on creative ventures, having co-founded Crypton fabrics with husband Craig Rubin in 1993 from the basement of their Michigan home. The company has since revolutionized commercial fabric with the introduction of a patented process that produces a virtually-indestructible, stain/odorresistant material appropriately named Crypton Super Fabric. Designing and manufacturing products for the home would be an exciting new endeavor, and the playful imagery of Wegman seemed a perfect match for the new pet line.

The creative collaboration between the innovative fabric manufacturer and the downtown visual artist has since proven to be hugely successful— producing a visual style that is once recognizable and inspired, combining the ultimate in function and aesthetics. The resulting beds, pillows, throws (christened Throvers) are elegant, bold and sturdy … fulfilling the must-have checklist for discriminating and stylish dog lovers. The essential components to good product design are exemplified in this union of art and science—and thanks to the unique partnership of William Wegman and Crypton—better living through imagination.

—Cameron Woo

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This article first appeared in The Bark,
Issue 76: Winter 2013

Kimberly Wang is an editorial and travel photographer based in New York City. After 20 years of traveling the world as a director/ producer for network television, she’s still seeking the planet’s most fascinating stories, Digital SLR in hand.

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Photographs and story by Kimberly M. Wang

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