Have you ever had the niggling suspicion that your cat might just be royalty in its previous life? I received a note from my cat stating how disappointed she was about me failing to get what she really wanted for Christmas — an Italian leather couch. To be used as a scratching post. Oh, and a pocketed coil spring mattress complete with a 1200-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets. For when she needs to catch some rays. What kind of cat would do this? The answer: the very type that forms the target market of Chimère, a company that offers luxurious pet furniture.
For this discerning group of pampered pets, the Paris-based start-up offers a range of stylishly designed high-end pet furniture which includes sofas with custom upholstery option, litter box with solid oak base, space-age fish bowl and a rocking bird cage. Prize-winning pedigree pooches, spoiled felines, and other furry critters of privilege along with their doting owners with deep pockets can get a 360-degree view of the retro, minimalist designs at their website www.chimere-edition.com.
Chimère contemporary pet furniture, from top: rocking birdcage, cat/dog sofa (small), cat/dog sofa (large), rabbit/hamster hutch in solid oak/colored lacquer, blown glass bell-jar fishbowl with solid oak base, lacquer/wood litter box.
“He’s a ruthless killer. He eats mice and birds for breakfast. In fact, he likes to toy with them before delivering the final blow. But at home he is the entire family’s darling who loves to play with children.” Sounds familiar?
Cat Priem celebrates the domestic cat’s paradoxical image with a line of jewellery called “Trophies of a Serial Killer”. These pieces may look pretty from a distance, but upon closer inspection, the gruesome details of the poor creatures that have fallen prey to this sophisticated killer are revealed. I can hear my cats are rubbing their paws in glee.