NEL, an evolving collective of Mexican designers, came up with the interior design-oriented art project "Fill in the Cat," which was executed by artists Ricardo Casas, Héctor Esrawe, Emiliano Godoy, Cecilia León de la Barra, and Óscar Núñez constructed a line of furniture/art pieces that feline fans will find to be the cat's meow. Explaining their creation, they write:
Three characters disappear from large, solid white blocks, and their absence suddenly makes them important. The resulting emptiness is filled with the user's belongings and through this action the silhouettes' meaning shifts. The pieces suggest a continuous play between interaction and representation, where daily use generates a continuously changing story: a cat that reads Italo Calvino, a book filled with coins, a living room where birds come to eat the cake's crumbles. . . .
This furniture, which was completed in 2006, was shown at Salone Satellite. Along with additional pieces from their furniture line, all made from expanded polystyrene (EPS). Perhaps if enough of us request it, this piece will go into mass production.