You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

print article Print article

Les Lalanne an exhibition at The Paul Kasim Gallery.

Hippo bath

Les Lalanne is the husband and wife team of Claude Lalanne and François-Xavier Lalanne who are showing in New York's Paul Kasmin Gallery between the 4th May and the 16th June.

The pair have long exhibited together developing a style that has been described by the gallery as poetic inventive and surrealist!

Many of the works have a domestic theme in that they can be used as pieces of furniture or fittings in somebody's home. One, Hippoptame I, 1968-9 was made in blue polyester resin for Teeny and Marcel Duchamp. The sculpture opens to reveal a bathtub in its body and a sink in its head.

There are some thirty pieces being exhibited in all, here are a selection, some of which have an architectural flavour.

Cabbage on legs

Bird seat

Cats and monkeys

Monkey hearth

Raindeer desk


Current magazine
DETAIL 6/2020
DETAIL 6/2020

Modular prefabricated

See magazine
Product teaser


Detail Newsletter

We will keep you informed about international projects, news on architectural and design topics, research and current events in our newsletter.