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.
Beautiful patterns and gorgeous color combination by Dutch designer Edward Van Vliet for his “Sushi” furniture collection for Italian sofa house Moroso. “The Sushi collection is a sophisticated wrapping concept inspired by universal layers, found also in nature and architecture.”
Contrasting graphic patterns and colors are used in the design of each item in the collection but together the set looks beautifully cohesive. Wouldn’t mind having one of those donut poufs and joy balls cushions.
Don’t you just love how a little tweak can totally change a look. Like how the humble sofa is totally transformed into something more organic by using rounded square shapes in different sizes and colours. The cushions do look like pebbles to me!
After reading Hans Christian Anderson’s “Princess and the Pea” as a child, I remember putting a pea under my mattress to see if I could feel it when I lay myself on it. I was a little bummed when I couldn’t because it meant I wasn’t a princess. I’m sure I’m not the only girl who did that. This quirky multiple-mattress bed is a nod to the tale.
From Doshi Levien.