Found: The Most Beautiful Rattan Dog Bed in Australia by Koko Collective
If you want the best for your dog, it doesn't get more luxe than this dreamy dog bed retreat.
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If you could take one look around our home it would be abundantly clear: we’re low-key obsessed with rattan furniture and accessories (and plants…but that’s a story for another day!)
And when it comes to luxury dog beds – Australian dog beds in particular – you simply can’t go past the light and breezy, year-round summer feeling of a chic rattan dog bed if you’re looking to capture a coastal or bohemian-inspired aesthetic in your home.
Because who doesn’t like to feel like they’re on holidays all the time, right? And it’s only fair your fur baby gets in on the vibes too.
The good news is, there’s a small Australian brand making a big impression on style savvy pet parents with their stunning range of handcrafted rattan dog beds.
Dog beds that are so luxe, they are basically a 5 star bedroom retreat for your pup!
That brand is Koko Collective, makers of the Ralf Rattan Dog Bed – which we think is the most beautiful boho dog bed you’ll find in Australia.
The Brand: Koko Collective
Founded by a creative sister duo who share a passion for sustainable and ethically sourced homewares, Koko Collective is a women-led family business focused on beautiful design and exceptional craftsmanship.
Each design from their collection is considered and slowly crafted by a family of artisans in Indonesia, creating a unique and special piece for every person who welcomes a Koko Collective item into their home.
The company’s warehouse space is situated in Edwardstown, South Australia, where the general public are welcome to browse their collection in person.
We’ll be on the next flight, thank you very much!
Why choose a rattan dog bed?
RATTAN IS A SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL
If an eco-friendly dog bed is top of your wishlist, then rattan dog beds are a wonderful choice!
Mostly found in Southeast Asia’s rainforests, rattan is a vine-like climbing plant which grows quickly, making it a wonderful renewable resource and great environmentally friendly choice for all kinds of furniture, including luxury dog beds.
Rattan looks and feels much like bamboo, however rattan is solid (as opposed to hollow bamboo) is stronger and more flexible. Rattan furniture is known for being exceptionally strong and durable, which is great news for pet parents wanting a designer dog bed that will stand the test of time.
What also makes rattan an eco-friendly choice is its low-impact, low-pollution manufacturing process, often undertaken by artisan makers on a small scale.
RATTAN IS VERSATILE & TIMELESS
Rattan has been having a long-lasting moment in the world of home decor, so it’s no wonder rattan dog beds are becoming more popular by the day. Especially for discerning pet parents who prefer the look and feel of natural furnishings.
Traditionally used as outdoor furniture due to its lightness and durability, the great appeal of rattan furniture lies in its style versatility. While rattan home decor can be fresh and contemporary, its long history makes it retro by nature – with rattan first appearing in the 70’s when rattan peacock chairs, woven baskets, and rattan patio furniture began popping up everywhere.
Rattan is many things in terms of style, and can be contemporary, classic, glamorous, retro – even a touch Mediterranean – all at once.
The ability of rattan to transcend many interior styles is why it remains so popular today – a trend that has truly stood the test of time.
Review: Koko Collective Ralf Rattan Dog Bed
What we loved:
- Hello dog bed meets display piece! Combining modern, bohemian aesthetics with practical design, the Ralf Rattan Dog Bed can proudly be on display in your central living area, instead of tucked away elsewhere. This is NOT a dog bed you will need to hide – quite the contrary.
- Its stunning design is equally matched by its beautiful quality. The bed structure is solid and sturdy, yet lightweight and portable for easy moving between rooms – the perfect combination!
- With the elevated design, you’re literally putting your pup on a pedestal! As an elevated dog bed, it’s raised off the ground by around 7 centimetres, so it comes into less contact with dirt and dust than other dog beds, and is also easier to keep clean.
- On a personal note, the elevated design has been a saviour for Ziggy when he’s wanted to escape his little puppy brother running around the house! The Ralf Rattan Dog Bed is much more than a bed…it’s basically a stylish zen retreat for your pup. Just ask Ziggy.
- Each rattan dog bed comes with a firm yet comfortable cushion with a removable double-sided cotton cover.
- While the design itself ticks all the aesthetic boxes, you can go one step further with the endless styling options this design offers. Add cushions, change up the sheet covers, or even add additional throws for extra colour, texture – and of course extra comfy layers for your pup!
MORE THINGS WE LOVED:
- Speaking of sheets, Koko Collective offer a gorgeous line of fitted linen dog bed sheets, custom made to fit their beds (and we all know linen and rattan are a match made in home decor heaven!)
- The Ralf Rattan Dog Bed is just one of several stunning rattan styles in the collection, including the Bella, Molly, Frankie and Felix rattan dog beds!
- The brand itself is an Australian, female-led business (and we’re all about girl power over here! If you are too, check out our post 12 Women-Owned Australian Pet Businesses We Love)
- The Koko Collective range stocks much more than rattan dog beds. With everything from pendant lights to beach chairs, plant stands to bedheads – you can totally treat yourself to something special while spoiling your fur baby with their new luxury dog bed!
Rattan dog beds: Shop the range
If you would love to ensure your pup will always be sleeping in style, make a Koko Collective rattan dog bed yours by shopping the range here.
Looking for a designer dog bed?
Check out our Dog Beds and Blankets category in the Pretty Fluffy Dog Lovers Directory to find the perfect luxury dog bed for your pooch. Our shopping guides feature only the best of the best vendors for the discerning dog owner.
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Copy: Katy & Shell
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