THE BARKITURE STORY
Katherine Ortega-Ford and Richard Ford are the principals behind the Southern California based company, Barkiture. After adopting their dogs they discovered a lack of fine custom furniture for dogs to fit a modern, tastefully designed home.
Both educated in traditional furniture design and fabrication, Katherine also spent time in England to learn traditional and modern upholstery techniques. They spent over 20 years designing and building one-of-a kind furniture using natural wood and upholstery. Katherine’s furniture was inspired by fashion and feminine forms and Richard’s was inspired by animation and historical furniture references. Both have exhibited their work nationally and many of the pieces are housed in permanent collections, including the Renwick Gallery Museum at the Smithsonian, as well as other museums throughout the United States.
Our first dog came to us from the ASPCA in Baltimore. He is probably the most demanding, neediest, thinks you’re his best friend if you look at him, knucklehead. Coal is a combination of equal parts energy and love.
GIVING BACK IS IMPORTANT TO US!
Everyone has their own favorite cause to donate to, us included…we actually have several. Barkiture donates 5% of the proceeds from each bed sold. While that’s a good thing, here’s an even better thing – YOU get to choose where the donation goes to (we just ask that it’s to help other animals). Not sure who to donate to? We would be more than happy to select one for you.START BUILDING!