The Magical Universe of Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne


Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne were two of the most pioneering, important and beloved artists of the 20th century. The fabled French husband-and-wife design duo lived and worked alongside each other in perfect harmony for over five decades at their house and studio near Fontainebleau. Take a First Look at how their art seamlessly integrated into a warm home, celebrating a love of nature and providing a source of inspiration for the couple. This autumn, Sotheby’s will offer over 280 works of art from their extraordinary collection in a landmark dedicated two-day sale in Paris ‘L’Univers Lalanne’ (23 – 24 October | Paris). The heart of the collection is dedicated to works created by Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, alongside the couple’s artist-friends giving an insight into their personal aesthetic and collecting tastes. Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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