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Les Lalannes at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

James Andrew at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

If you’ve been following us here on WIJW, and we hope you have, you must already know that I’m crazy about the work of the husband and wife team Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne, (see our earlier posts on the subject here). At once poetic, humorous, and surreal, their work blurs the lines between genres, and unfailingly captures the imagination.

Rhino-shaped desk by Les Lalannes.

Happily our trip to Paris coincided with a major retrospective of Les Lalannes work at the magnificent Musée des Arts Décoratifs curated by their friend and long time promoter, the brilliant architect Peter Marino. (Of note – Yves Saint Laurent was a very early Lalanne enthusiast and collector as well, but Marino has been recognized for bringing Lalannes to the world stage). Located in the Louvre museum’s western wing, the show will continue until July fourth of this year. Do try to see it!


  1. Dean says:

    James !

    So interesting to read this. Have always been intrigued by Lalanne as well. It was interesting to learn that Peter Marino has been promoting the work. Thanks for sharing !

    Dean in Florida

  2. James Andrew says:

    Thank You Dean,

    I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all your support and feedback



  3. Jerry Kraft says:

    James, thank you for sharing. Paris is my favorite city in the world. I just love it there. ENJOY! xo Jerry

  4. Christian Fuchs says:

    Yes I remember the Lalanne´s sheep, I a big fan of him too!

    You look amazing!



  5. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    Lieber James,

    Du siehst sehr gut aus! Schöner Schreibtisch, Lalanne ist ein wunderbarer Künstler!


    Deine Mara

  6. Lil´Lilly says:

    Amazing desk, it would be perfect for my safari room!

  7. Tom Cavendish says:

    I really love it! You really had a great time in Paris don´t you?

  8. Edie B. says:

    I want my racoon-shaped desk!



  9. Pearl Hammond says:

    love your outfit, specially the jacket!

  10. Christiane von Könemann says:

    Was für ein wunderschönes Foto, Du siehst toll aus und der Hintergrund passt perfekt dazu! Jetzt sollst Du nach Deutschland kommen, alle warten auf Dich!

    Alles Liebe


  11. Maria Paula says:

    Maravilloso, y el escritorio en forma de rinoceronte me encanta, se ve que es una pieza única, debe estar lleno de cosas lindas allí adentro…

    un beso grande para ti James


  12. Super Trooper says:

    Lalanne´s desk is amazing! you look great as always!


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