Imagine the majestic mountains of the Swiss Alps, a picturesque, awe-inspiring landscape. Imagine how you would capture and portray its natural beauty in, of all things, your dog’s food bowl. The K2 slow feeder, at first glance, looks quite similar to products in this vein. After all, many dogs are fast eaters, and pet-product developers have found a simple solution to this problem: creating ridges and slopes in their bowls that make it more difficult for a dog to scoop up mouthfuls of kibble. Functionally, the K2 slow feeder works the same way, but its standout quality is its aesthetic design, which distills the Swiss Alps’ natural beauty into a visually pleasing product.
How does the K2 slow feeder properly honor its design inspiration? In two ways. Firstly, the molds in the bowl mimic the peaks and valleys of the mountain range. Secondly, the different color schemes available for purchase – blue, green, red, and yellow – match the Alps’ landscape depending on the season. Functionally, the K2 is more than a pretty face; it works just as well as comparable products. It consists of two separate parts: the slow-feeder on top and a traditional bowl underneath. There’s also a no-skid rim on the bottom, preventing the dish from sliding as your dog attempts to dig into those hard-to-reach crevices. The product is also dishwasher safe.
There are plenty of slow-feeders available on the market, but few of them take on such a visually pleasing aesthetic. Even if your dog doesn’t appreciate the visual design choice of the K2 feeder, you – the person who has to look at it all day – will.
Designers: Libero Rutilo and Ekaterina Shchetina