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’puppy4life’ at BiD

To raise money for breast cancer research, six respected design firms have been set an unusual task – turn a white plastic puppy into an innovative design object.

’puppy4life’ at BiD


August 26th, 2008

ECC lighting + Furniture, in conjunction with Brisbane in Design and the National Breast Cancer Foundation are embarking on a unique fundraising venture.

‘puppy4life’ will see six MAGIS Puppies, from designer Eero Aarnio, transformed into innovative design objects then auctioned to raise funds for breast cancer research. The only rule – the designs must still resemble the original shape of the puppy.

The iconic Puppy does not have a definite use – a stool, a toy or just a sculpture, it can be anything its owner would like. The six design firms – Cottee Parker, Cox Rayner, Geyer, GHD, Mirvac and Studioplus – have been set the challenge to make it their own. A seventh Puppy will be decorated by the students at Fortitude Valley State School.

The finished Puppies will be on display at the ECC Lighting + Furniture showroom during Brisbane in Design (20 September 2008).



All Puppies are now up for auction on eBay for 10 days only! Click here for more info.



Important Dates to Remember

Tuesday 19 August Designers are given their Puppy to decorate
Monday 1 September Idea or theme to be finalised
Friday 12 September Decorated Puppy to be submitted
Saturday 20 September Puppies on display at Brisbane indesign


ECC Lighting + Furniture Brisbane Showroom – 15 James St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4000






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