Stray Dog Designs: Mariana Lamps

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Pulsating colors, recycled materials, hand crafted designs — oh my!

Stray Dog Designs was born out of hopes, dreams, and a stray dog named Princessa from a picturesque village in central Mexico. Established as an export business in 1994, the company quickly blossomed into a reputable source of high quality, handmade products. 

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Although they call themselves Stray Dog Designs, there is nothing shabby about their distinguished lines of lighting, accessories, furniture and knick knacks. One of the brand’s newest offerings, the Mariana Floor Lamp is made of recycled papier-mâché and hand crafted by artisans in Haiti. The item comes in 16 eye-catching shades, such as African violet, Bahaman sea blue and Antiguan sky. Reaching a height of 64 inches, this beautiful lamp is available for $550.

Before it all began, co-founders Bill Pritchard and Jane Gray worked together to rescue a stray dog, who they later named Princessa. Even today, the Pritchards’ friendship with this plucky Mexican mutt is tightly woven into their products. As a tribute to her memory, the company donates a portion of all product sales to organizations dedicated to providing shelter for homeless families, hungry children and stray dogs and cats.