Les Lalanne

Whimsy as a natural progression from art nouveau?  Possibly.   French husband and wife sculptors Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne certainly seem to build bridge between the two, creating things of strength and beauty albeit with a wry, underlying sense of humour.

Les Arts Decoratifs are showing a retrospective of their work for all those lucky to be in Paris or thereabouts from 18 March.

Pictures from here and here.


2 Comments to “Les Lalanne”

  1. These are amzing! What scale are they?

    • Hallo Hoppo… how are you? The cabbage with legs is sitting on a table and looks quite tiny, but I’ve seen a larger version sitting outside a house which could serve as a large planter (!). I suspect the chairs can be sat on and the utensils could be used but as for the others, i’m not sure. i think you should pop over on eurostar, have a look-see and tell me all about it!

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