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Puppies on Parade 2019

What a fantastic event, we raised $1,800 for Seattle Humane!

November 14, 2019

We had such a wonderful time last night at our Puppies on Parade event. Fourteen design firms participated in this fantastic contest to redesign a white Magis puppy any way they'd like. We were so impressed by the creativity of the design firms. Participants included: Ankrom Moisan, Architects Alaska, BCRA, Buffalo Design, Burgess Design, CallisonRTKL, Gensler, Helix Design Group, IA Interior Architects, Johnston Architects, JPC Architects, NBBJ, Perkins&Will, and Weaver Architects. Catalyst and Herman Miller hosted over 50 guests and participants in our Tukwila, WA showroom to view and judge their creations.

We want to thank our judges, who included: Jeff Taylor and Elaine Haun (Herman Miller), Adrienne Genise (Seattle Humane), Heather Bosnac (The Registry), and our own Sean O'Brien, CEO of Catalyst. They awarded our prizes for Best in Show and Most Creative Puppies. The Best in Show award went to IA Interior Architects, for their intricate, beautiful, and fun Carousel Puppy.

IA Interior Architects - Carousel Puppy

Most Creative went to Helix Design Group for their Galloping Gertie Puppy. Their design stemmed from the legend of the Giant 600 lb Giant Pacific Octopus who lives in the ruins of the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge which fell in 1940.

Most Creative - Helix Design Group - Galloping Gertie Puppy

Our attendees voted for their favorite puppy and the award for People's Choice went to Burgess Design for their ingenious, cute, and very functional Bark Cart Puppy, which comes complete with a custom cocktail menu.

People's Choice - Burgess Design - Bark Cart Puppy

Our attendees participated in a silent auction for each of the puppies and were able to take home their own unique creation. All the proceeds from the event went to Seattle Humane. At Seattle Humane, they rescue pets in need and connect them with families who will love them. They’ve been a part of the Seattle community for more than 100 years, providing veterinary services, education, and activities that promote animal welfare.

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