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Tag: François-Xavier Lalanne

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    Creating Space: Design Online

    Acclaimed for his surreal animal sculptures, François-Xavier Lalanne tried his hand at painting before focusing on sculpture. He and his wife, Claude Lalanne, became one of the most creative art duos of the 20th century. For his sculptures, Lalanne drew inspiration from animals, which soon sparked interest in collectors such…

    Peony Table Lamp
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    Artcurial announces sales dedicated to design, Art Deco and Scandinavian design.

    There will be three sales at Artcurial on July 1st & 2nd dedicated to Design, Art Deco and Scandinavian Design. PARIS.- The Design Week at Artcurial will get underway with the sale of a collection of European design, on Wednesday 1 July at 6pm. Acquired and housed in a 17th century château by…

    Artcurial announces sales dedicated to design, Art Deco and Scandinavian design.
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    One-of-a-kind Lalanne Hippopotamus bathroom set to highlight Sotheby's June Design Sale in Paris

    The spectacular statement set will be offered for the very first time since it was commissioned in the nineties by the present owner. Estimate in the region of €2.5 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. PARIS.- François-Xavier Lalanne was a designer renowned for his ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Unique in…

    One-of-a-kind Lalanne Hippopotamus bathroom set to highlight Sotheby's June Design Sale in Paris
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    Marc Jacobs: A Life of Design

    When fashion designer Marc Jacobs began collecting art in 2000, his only background knowledge in the field was an art history class he took in high school. Now, the Marc Jacobs: A Life of Design event, presented by Sotheby's, brings to auction over 50 pieces from Jacobs' estate. Highlights include…

    Marc Jacobs: A Life of Design
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    Modern Decorative Art + Design

    A ceramicist, painter, and sculptor, Guerrino Tramonti entered the Italian art scene during the 1940s. His work ranged from ceramic tiles and glazed terracotta disks to Modernist porcelain and paintings. When Tramonti tired of his Eastern-inspired pottery, he changed mediums and continued developing Italian Modernism in fine art. The upcoming…

    François-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008)
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    La Ménagerie

    Throughout his career, French sculptor François-Xavier Lalanne merged the imaginative with the tactile. His dual-purpose furniture pieces reflect his artistic perspective; he once said, “It is, after all, easier to have a sculpture in an apartment than to have a real sheep. And, it’s even better if you can sit…

    FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (1927-2008)
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    Modern Art & Design: 3 Sessions

    In Francois-Xavier Lalanne’s words, “I thought that it would be funny to invade that big living room with a flock of sheep”. Lalanne was a sculptor who fused animals and mythological ideas into furniture, much like the one in the upcoming Modern Art & Design: 3 Sessions presented by Palm…

    Large Ettore Sottsass "Centrotavola Grande" Centerpiece/Vessel, PA/ES/Auctiondaily
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    Design Signature Auction

    Design Signature Auction by Heritage Auction kicks off with a cherished item from the DeWitt & Lila Acheson Wallace Garden at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. The item is a garden bench that defies the norms and has a very unique design and structure. Such an unprecedented piece is sure to…

    Design Signature Auction