Monogrammed, dated and numbered 50/100
5.31 x 10.24 x 7.48 in ( 13.5 x 26 x 19 cm )ZoomInquiry - Tortue, 1973
Inquiry - Tortue, 1973
Private Collection, Paris
Daniel Marchesseau, Les Lalanne, Paris, Flammarion, 1998, a similar copy is reproduced on p. 40
In 1973, Francois-Xavier Lalanne created a series of Tortue ashtray in polished copper. For François-Xavier Lalanne, there is no border between sculpture and furniture. Throughout his career he has incorporated animals into the furniture he designs. His works plunge us into a fantastic universe, an enchanted land.
"Art is like life: it shouldn't be so serious."