This may look like a really awesome cat couch and, even if it was just a huge cat shaped couch, we’d write about it. But it’s more than that, which makes it extra fun.
What you’re seeing here was an art installation called Felix Domesticus by Belgian design studio Unfold. They explain it thusly:
Unfold’s Installation Felis Domesticus originated from the wallpaper found in their temporary apartments child’s room which featured cats and cat stickers, and so the story unfolds. Cats are very attached to their habitat and even return to a previous habitat. In Felis Domesticus (Latin for domestic cat) the roll between host and guest is reversed, visitors are guest in a giant cats habitat.
The Installation consists of five rooms: The child’s room where you can find traces of the girls cat collection. In the master bedroom you will find a giant 3.5 meter felt cat sleeping, visitors can sit on the cats lap for one time (sweet revenge). The bathroom has a small video projection of a cat drinking from the dripping tap. In the main room stands a table with a child’s suitcase, inside there is a scale model of the room you are standing in and on the bottom a video of a cat playing with wool, the wool extends into the room and forms a text. The last room contains remains of the cats diner, lasercut porcelain skeletons of birds and mice.
So, yeah, it’s a cat couch, but it’s an artistic cat couch where you’re the small human laying on the big cat. So it’s artsy too. Now if they would only sell these.