With MiCha lamp, Kuntzel+Deygas begin another adventure that brings their experience of narrative creation further. With this creatureobject, half-lamp/half-cat, they move away from strict graphic design to a form of living experiential design. By designing MiCha as a petlamp, the artists express both their own vision of high-end lighting and create an unusual and yet comforting character. Just like in an animated film, Kuntzel+Deygas’ petlamp is a drawing come to life, breaking down its movements into several poses. The light projected by MiCha becomes a form of living graphic animation.
Since meeting in 1988, Olivier Kuntzel and Florence Deygas have been imagining graphic narrative stories. Their offbeat career revolves around the oftendivergent Worlds of Fashion, Luxury & Cinema. Known for imagining pairs of characters such as Caperino & Peperone, La Belle et sa Bête, Winney & Loosey. Among their many collaborations include designing the title sequence for Steven’s Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can (2002), collaborating closely with Colette in Paris (since 2001), having monthly columns in Japanese Vogue (since 2004) and on numerous occasions, designing for Bon Marché Rive Gauche shop. Recently, they have designed a pair of scented candles for Diptyque (Belle & Bête), and artworks for Azzaro Couture (collection capsule, «La Poupée et son Ours»). With Micha lamps, Kuntzel+Deygas are now for the first time ever, producing and marketing one of their creations.