Curious Design

Auckland, New Zealand

Designd by Mat Bogust, THINK Packaging in collaboration with Curious Design , New Zealand.
Illustration by Beck Wheeler
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“The death of a beloved pet can be hugely painful, and it’s difficult to plan for such a sad event. But think back to your early childhood memories of pets passing away. Goldfish flushed unceremoniously down the toilet. Guinea pigs and bunnies wrapped in old tea towels, and cats squashed into shoeboxes. Surely our furry family members are worth a bit of forethought?

Give your furry friend a dignified farewell with a personalized, biodegradable casket.”

“Day in, day out Mat Bogust lives and breathes packaging. From a cheeky little scamp of 17 to a now, rather respectful 32 year old he’s been working with cardboard as a structural packaging designer. Starting THINK Packaging 3 years ago, Mat’s been available to agencies and new businesses around the globe as their very own packaging ninja and got him thinking…”I wonder if I could produce awesome, game changing work for myself this time?”

An idea rattled around his head for a little while and eventually made its way into the ideas book, sketched, then straight onto CAD. Once I had hand cut first prototype I stood back and reveled in the pure, natural beauty of it and like an excited child at Christmas I started showing it off to fellow designers & friends. All who saw this instantly knew that this wasn’t just an idea anymore, this had to happen. So Rest In Pets was created…”

So Rest In Pets has designed and tested a set of products that finally gives pet lovers an option. Our smaller designs use a classic coffin shape, a well known visual metaphor that everyone can relate to. It adds a sense of solemn dignity.

For the large casket, we designed a new hexagonal shape. At the end of their lives, Cats are best farewelled curled up… maybe remembering one of their many afternoon naps. The hexagonal shape suits this best.

If you wish to have your pet cremated the urn is an ideal way to hold the ashes. If you wish to scatter these at some stage there is an easy pull tab to do this. Alternatively, if you seek bury your pet after cremation you could lay them to rest in one of our caskets.

Our great friends at Curious design helped nurture & sculpt the look, feel & branding and along with Beck wheeler who created the amazing illustrations, Rest In Pets is now a simple answer to a difficult question… ‘what do I do when my pet dies’