While wandering around Salone, Chimère’s modern domiciles for animals caught our eye. The name Chimère means “fantasy” or “dream” in English but also relates to the word “chimera” – a mythical creature combining parts of several animals. In this case, the company’s logo combines the head of a rabbit, tail of a fish and body of a cat. Founded by Frederic Stouls and Marc Ange, it is Ange’s agency Bloom Room that designs Chimère’s dream-like objects, with material interest and sophisticated form in mind.
To date its collection includes a sleek rabbit hutch, a rocking birdcage, a cozy nook for a small dog or cat and a litter box on legs. Sadly, our creative director was a bit disappointed when he noticed there weren’t any homes large enough to house his Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Perhaps a prototype is in the works.