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  • Provenance

    Galerie Kreo, Paris, France

  • Literature

    Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., Designing the 21st Century, Cologne, 2001, p. 393; “Qu’est-ce que le design aujourd’hui?” Beaux Arts Magazine, 2004, p. 149

  • Catalogue Essay

    The trio known as Radi Designers consists of Laurent Massaloux, Olivier Sidet and Robert Stadler. They create scenarios within their designs which often deposit the user in a misleadingly familiar situation. These situations carry the user into another realm, allowing the person to experience a scene which references commonplace personal experiences, while also adding elements which jumble this experience into something new, different and thought-provoking. The “Sleeping Cat” carpet places the user in a middle-class living room, complete with fireplace and feline. This experience, however, has other sensations built into it: the heat radiating from the warm wool carpet rather than the fireplace and the two-dimensional cat, which the perception of this experience from a familiar one to a one which alters your original expectations.

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“Sleeping Cat” carpet

1999
Carpet: hand-tufted wool; chimney: carbon fiber, silk. Produced by Galerie Kreo, France. Number 2 from an edition of 8 plus 2 prototypes. Fireplace with metal tag “Radi Designers ‘Sleeping cat’ 1999 N 2/8 Edition Galerie Kreo.”
Carpet: 70 7/8 in. (180 cm) diameter; fireplace: 23 5/8 x 27 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. (60 x 69 x 35 cm)

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $24,000

Design and Design Art

24 May 2007
2pm New York