House of Micha by Kuntzel+Degas
Offbeat Paris design duo Kuntzel+Deygas known for their characters Caperino & Peperone (the Colette mascot for years) or the elaborate credits of Spielberg’s film ‘Catch Me if You Can’ (2002), have created a series of limited-edition lamps ‘House of Micha’, currently on show, and on sale, at the Galerie Joyce on the Palais Royal. With this creature-object, half-lamp/half-cat, they move away from strict graphic design to a form of domestic luxury. Like in an animated film, Kuntzel+Deygas’ petlamp is a drawing come to life, breaking down its movements into several poses: MiCha assis (sitting), MiCha en marche (walking), MiCha dos rond (stretching his back) and Baby MiCha assis patapouf (sitting). The light projected by MiCha becomes a form of living graphic animation.
Handmade in France. 1400€
Until 22 Jan. Galerie Joyce, Palais Royal, 168 Galerie Valois, 1st. www.houseofmicha.com