In the Garden of Jacques Grange

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A passionate and cosmopolitan collector, Jacques Grange built his collection much like a travel diary, where every item of furniture, object, photograph, painting and sculpture is imbued with cultural reference, and evokes a memory, discovery or encounter. Among his exceptional objects, Jacques Grange fell in love with many works by the husband-and-wife design duo Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne. Click through to discover his collection of these pieces, which will go on sale on 21 and 22 November in Paris. 

Jacques Grange | Collectionneur
21 & 22 November | Paris

In the Garden of Jacques Grange

  • Claude Lalanne, Structure Végétale aux Papillons, 2002. Chandelier in patinated gilt bronze and galvanised copper. Estimate: €200,000-300,000.
    Jacques Grange's extensive collection was not merely confined to his houses; his eye for unique objects also saw him collecting pieces that could be displayed in the garden of his home, such as this chandelier by Claude Lalanne. 

  • Detail of Claude Lalanne's Chandelier, Structure Végétale aux Papillons, 2002. Estimate: €200,000-300,000.
    Claude Lalanne was fascinated with animals and nature, and this chandelier takes on the form of tree branches covered in delicate butterflies, a theme that Lalanne used in many of her pieces. 

  • François-Xavier Lalanne, Two Moutons de laine, 1969. Wool, patinated aluminium and plywood.
    Estimate: €500,000-700,000.
    François-Xavier Lalanne's sheep have become design classic since their first creation in the 1960s, and central to the collection of Jacques Grange. 

  • Claude Lalanne, Petit fauteuil papillon, 1999. Armchair in patinated bronze. Estimate: €50,000-70,000.
    Returning to the theme of papillon (butterflies) Lalanne created this striking chair in 1999. As an object to live outdoors, this patinated bronze piece takes on new character when exposed to the elements; an elegant fusion of sculpture and furniture. 

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    Claude Lalanne, Chaises aux branchettes, 1998. Pair of chairs in gilt bronze. Estimate: €60,000-80,000 and Table aux branchettes, 2002. Table in gilt bronze.
    Estimate: €40,000-60,000.
    "Today, my inspiration is uncluttered. But I go on mixing furniture and objects from different periods. I like to juxtapose beautiful nameless objects with no provenance, favourites with an emotional charge." – Jacques Granges.

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    François-Xavier Lalanne, Tortue, 1973. Silvered metal. Estimate: €20,000-30,000.
    Works by Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, or Les Lalanne as they are often referred to, grace the collections of many renowned artists, designers and cultural figures. Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé were earler collectors of their work. 

  • François-Xavier Lalanne, Oiseau de Marbre, small model, 1974. Armchair in pentelic marble and painted wrought-iron. Estimate: €50,000-70,000.
    When François-Xavier Lalanne first moved to Paris as a young man he was introduced to the surrealists Max Ernst and Man Ray by the sculptor Constantin Brâncuși, whose studio was next door to Lalanne's. All three artists were influential on his later work, including this bird sculpture, rendered in marble and iron. 

  • François-Xavier Lalanne, Two Moutons de laine, 1969. Wool, patinated aluminium and plywood.
    Estimate: €500,000-700,000.
    "Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne had made a big set of mirrors for Yves Saint Laurent at Rue de Babylone. I discovered their work at the Galerie Alexandre Iolas and then introduced them to my clients." – Jacques Granges.

  • Claude Lalanne, Chaises aux branchettes, 1998. Pair of chairs in gilt bronze.
    Estimate: €60,000-80,000.
    "From my initial classical training I have retained my sense of architecture… Most of all I like mixing styles because I have a deep love of works for what they are and not as part of a decoration." – Jacques Granges.

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