In today's modern world, a multitude of products cater to our diverse needs. However, the question arises: is it truly necessary to create a new product for every specific function? Taking inspiration from Richard Wentworth's Making Do and Getting By, people often ingeniously repurpose everyday items for uncommon or unintended uses. For instance, using the back of a chair as a makeshift coat rack by hanging clothes on it.
If we extend this perspective to a completely different species, such as cats, we discover that despite sharing the same physical environment, cats perceive their surroundings quite differently. While cat trees were specifically designed as furniture for cats, these furry companions are not confined to them and frequently explore other areas of their human's home. Furthermore, cat trees occupy a significant amount of space and serve a singular purpose.
In light of this, I envision a project centered around creating a shared living space for both humans and cats. The objective is to design furniture that can be utilized by both species, focusing specifically on accommodating pet cats and their owners who have limited space. This project seeks to maximize the practical utilization of objects, fostering a harmonious living environment where both humans and pet cats can find joy and contentment.