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Design for animal lovers

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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Everyday, our designers at homify again prove their inventiveness, offering us new items with enchanting, innovative designs. Their imagination is limitless, and they seem to find inspiration everywhere, including in the animal world. And so, our topic today is none other than zoomorphic design for animal lovers! Our experts take great pleasure in reinventing and revisiting objects from everyday life, giving them a creative touch, or sometimes a canine touch! The designs balance aesthetics and functionality and remain full of great surprises. Here is a selection of original, animal-inspired pieces that is sure to awaken the beast in you!

French bulldogs

The design studio Althom presents these resin statues in the image of man's best friend, the dog, or, specifically, the French bulldog. These lovely figurines would work equally well standing guard over your home or in your garden. Althom is an agency that specializes in decorating interiors and exteriors through their resin statuettes depicting farm animals and other creatures. 

Musical bulldogs

Bulldogs are in the spotlight today, it seems. Jarre Technologies also offer us these companions of choice, this time to accompany us on musical evenings; called the Aerobull,  these sweet little dogs are actually speakers. You only have to connect your electronic device on the top to listen to your favourite songs. The faithful Aerobull, who is decked out in superb sunglasses, is available in three colours - black, white and red—and is devastatingly cute in every hue!  

Spider table

The designer Benjamin Crilout is the creator of Arachnid, a furniture collection that takes the form of an animal who is not often welcome in our homes: the spider. You don’t have to look long at this table to discover spidery shapes made of steel and bamboo. The legs of the table no doubt make us think of long spider legs because of the joints that intertwine to create a grand, web-like whole.

Fetch light!

After decorative and musical bulldogs, what about a dog lamp? The design agency Structures offers us WAAF, a canine-inspired design lamp. The original design of WAAF allows you to place the dog in a plurality of positions by simply moving the joints of the lamp dog's body. This way he can either sit or stand on your desk, lighting up your work and bringing some cheer to your day!

Giraffe stickers

E-Glue is a studio specializing in graphics and decoration for children’s rooms. It offers playful and contemporary products for children, like the stickers we see here bearing the likeness of animals. Animal-themed décor is always popular in kids rooms and nurseries, but children grow quickly and their tastes change even faster. Stickers, which can be easily applied and removed, are the perfect solution when it comes to decorating for children.


 Interior landscaping by Charlot & Cie
Charlot & Cie


Charlot & Cie

This angelfish is actually a flying fish! The company Charlot & Co., who was established in 2004 and specialises in items made from paper folding and creasing techniques, has created these delicate fish that appear to float in the air! A perfect decoration to hang on your walls or suspend from the ceiling, these angel fish look both elegant and playful! Why not let a school of fish swim though your living room?

Coat shark

This shark coat rack is the work of designer Cyril Jouve from Different and Different. Made from aluminium rods, this hammer head coat holder will certainly not go unnoticed in your foyer, maybe even giving your guests a scare! Different and Different offers furniture and contemporary eco-responsible luxury made in France and sold in limited runs.   


The clown fish, so well-loved by fans of the movie 'Finding Nemo', is found here in a work by Françoise Delaire Créations. This original textile work will be a lovely addition for anywhere indoors or perhaps even in your garden near your pool. Young and old alike will delight in this graceful fish with its lightweight design and mix of colours. 

Under the sea

 Walls by Sophie Briand, designer
Sophie Briand, designer

Oeuvre murale design de Sophie Briand

Sophie Briand, designer

We end our trip twenty thousand leagues under the sea with this wall creation by Sophie Briand, which offers an enchanting view of a different world. This mural can be contemplated in the halls of a French University, where it serves to inspire students and allow them to escape stealthily between classes! It is composed of a mixture of textiles printed, cut and affixed to the walls. This innovative work provides an atypical escape from the abyss in which some can dive after eight hours of intensive courses!

What do you think of these animal-inspired designs? Let us know in the comments!
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