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Claude Lalanne Furniture

French, 1924-2019

François-Xavier Lalanne was born in 1927 in Agen. After the war, he moved to Paris where he studied at the Académie Julian to become a painter. On the occasion of his first exhibition at the Cimaise Gallery in Paris in 1952, Lalanne met Claude Dupeux (Lalanne), his future wife. After meeting her, he gave up painting and started working with her. 

The first joint exhibition for Claude and François-Xavier, titled "Zoophite," took place in 1964 at the J. Gallery. They revealed their creations — hybrids of sculptures and everyday objects. In 1966, they introduced themselves under the name Les Lalanne

The two artists each created their own works but shared a common universe inspired by the animal and plant world and often exhibited together.

François-Xavier invented a bestiary composed of monkeys, rhinos, donkeys, camels, toads, hippos and cats. Among them, the sheep was undoubtedly his favorite animal. Alone or in a flock, with or without a head, sheathed in the fleece of sheep or not, his sheep sculptures can also constitute seats. His will, shared by Claude, was to desacralize the sculpture to give it a familiar dimension.

François-Xavier and Claude are also known for their public commissions. For example, in France, François-Xavier created two concrete pigeons in the city of Grande-Borne in Grigny, and Les Pleureuses (“The Mourners”) is a monumental fountain created in 1986 by the couple that was installed at the Hakone Open-Air Museum in Japan. 

The work of Les Lalanne is exhibited throughout the world, presented in both galleries and museums. The retrospective organized in 2010 by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is one of the last major exhibitions of the duo. 

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(Biography provided by Bailly Gallery Geneva-Paris)

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Creator: Claude Lalanne
Copper and zirconium Claude Lalanne's 'Hortensia' bracelet
By Claude Lalanne
Located in Paris, FR
Claude Lalanne Bracelet 'Hortensia' A galvanised cooper and zirconium bracelet, stamped signature Measure: L.: 18 cm.
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1990s French Claude Lalanne Furniture

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Claude Lalanne, "Pomme Bouche", A bronze brooch, Arthus-Bertrand, Paris
By Claude Lalanne
Located in Paris, FR
Claude Lalanne (1924-2019) Pomme Bouche A patinated bronze brooch figuring an apple with a human mouth surmounted with a green patinated leaf next to the apple tail. Monogrammed « C.L. » and « Lalanne » on the back. With maker’s mark «  A-B PARIS ». Edited by Arthus-Bertrand, Paris, France. Circa 1990. Note This elegant brooch epitomizes the poetic universe of Claude Lalanne. Mixing human, animal and vegetal elements is one the originalities of the Lalanne creative duo during their decades of collaboration. Claude & François Lalanne...
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1990s French Modern Claude Lalanne Furniture

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Claude Lalanne Brooch Pomme Bouche Patinated Bronze Brooch Signed CL Lalanne
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80's Claude Lalanne's vermeil 'Hortensia' bracelet
By Claude Lalanne
Located in Paris, FR
Claude Lalanne 'Hortensia' Bracelet 1983 Vermeil Artcurial Edition, Paris Measure: L. : 20 cm.
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90's Claude Lalanne copper «Hortensias» earrings
By Claude Lalanne
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Claude Lalanne, a Rare Gilt-Bronze Dragonfly Frame, France, C. 1985
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Claude Lalanne furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Claude Lalanne furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Claude Lalanne furniture, although gold editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Claude Lalanne were created in the mid-century modern style in france during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Jean Rivier, Jacques Sicard, and Jean-Claude Farhi. Prices for Claude Lalanne furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,800 and can go as high as $9,986, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $7,489.

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