Karl Lagerfeld's pet Choupette collaborates with LucyBalu on Swing cat bed - architecture and design

Karl Lagerfeld's pet Choupette collaborates with LucyBalu on Swing cat bed



Animal furniture design company LucyBalu has collaborated with Choupette, the beloved pet of the late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, on a hammock-style cat bed called Swing.
Choupette, who is rumoured to have inherited some of Lagerfeld's millions, endorsed the prototype woollen bed design when it was delivered to her via her agent.
Choupette personally approved the bed design
"We sent our cat hammock to Choupette's agent in Paris as a gift," said LucyBalu founder Mathias Wahrenberger.
"Sometime after that, we received a message saying that our Swing was Choupette's new favourite place," he added.
"This was the moment in which our dream of collaborating with Karl Lagerfeld's cat became reality."
Swing is made from soft, cosy felted wool Made from felted wool, the hammock portion of the Swing bed hangs between two powder-coated metal wall mounts.
Felted wool was chosen because it is a soft, natural material. The fibre textile is good at absorbing and retaining heat, making it a cosy spot for a cat.
Swing is fixed to a wall by a powder-coated metal mount
Choupette's approval was a coup for the LucyBalu designers, considering the fluffy white Birman cat is used to living in the lap of luxury, flying in a private jet and being attended to by maids.
"We only choose certain projects that we think really match Choupette," said her agent Lucas Berullier.
"With Choupette loving her hammock ? which she sleeps and relaxes on ? it is obvio...
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