The Top 6: All About Designer Andrew Lesko

Design Showcase 2011 Finalist

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Designer: Andrew Lesko
Link: www.brawnycat.com
Location: Port Ludlow, WA

THE DESIGN

Design: Ultimate Cat Scratcher/Lounger
Materials: Sustainable Cedar/Recycled Cardboard
Price Point: $189

My 25 lb. cat loved to lounge on her cardboard cat scratcher. It was just her natural spot to hang out on. Her own scent, left by her scratching activity gave her a sense of ownership and comfort. Not that it was comfortable. It was flat and small (for her). She needed something larger that would also give her more comfort.

Andrew's original entry with comments

THE VIDEO PITCH

STUDIO TOUR

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We work out of our Barn-Style Shop. It looks peaceful and relaxing on the outside but sometimes it get's pretty busy inside fulfilling orders and they come in.
This is where we complete the finishing touches of all the Scratch'n Slumber Comfort Loungers and prepare them for shipment to some very lucky cats.

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Up the road is where we mill, kiln dry, plane and handcraft the different components of the Scratch'n Slumbers.

FAVORITE DESIGNER

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Raymond Loewy - Credited with originating a design technique called streamlining, Loewy spent over 50 years streamlining everything from postage stamps to spacecrafts. Of his many famous creations - the Studebaker Avanti was renowned for it's toughness, strength and durability with the lines of their bodies displaying an air-curve symmetry.
Not unlike "The Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge" or commonly known as the Scratch'n Slumber® Comfort Lounge.

FAVORITE DESIGN

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The Studebaker Avanti and the S1 Locomotive each designed by Raymond Loewy.
They are my favorite because the designs show a sleek, smooth, and streamline creativeness with a solid toughness, strength and durability to there appearance.

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  • 3 more finalist entries will be posted on Tuesday, 10/4
  • VOTING CLOSES on Friday, 10/7 at 5:00 pm EST
  • Two winners will be chosen: 1 judge favorite and 1 crowd favorite
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