Make a Bath Time Splash with this Family of Lalanne Hippos


Make a spectacular bathroom statement with this one-of-a-kind set by beloved designer François-Xavier Lalanne. In this episode of Sotheby’s Stories, see how these life-size bronze hippopotamuses transform into a bathroom set like no other, comprising a bathtub, working sink and vanity, toilet and bidet. Unique in the pioneering designer’s magical menagerie, this is the first time the set will be offered since it was commissioned by the owner in 1992. It is set to be one of the highlights of our forthcoming sale of Important Design (Paris | 25 June). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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