Inspired by a picture of Delphine Krakoff’s sheep on The Zhush, I did a little sleuthing and found out that the first major retrospective of Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne’s whimsical work opened at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris last month.
Known for their “sense of absurdity”, this legendary couple not only created the iconic sheep (which graced Park Avenue last October), but fabulous furniture, jewelry and home decor, as well. The exhibit, designed by architect and Lalanne uber-collector Peter Marino, includes more than 150 pieces inspired by animals and nature in a fantasy French chateau setting.
From what we have heard, visitors to the Musee are in for a treat. From the “monkey room” dedicated to Yves St. Laurent’s collection which graced his Rue de Babylone home to a dining room with a table-top fountain commissioned by Marino for his own New York apartment, every room is filled with magic.
And if the furniture is too much for you, there’s always Claude’s gorgeous jewelry and home accessories!
Photos from The Zhush, Musee des Arts Decoratifs and Christie’s