François-Xavier LalanneLampe Échassier
Bronze, patinated copper, bronze opal glass
Signed with the initals and numbered 143/1500
11.42 x 12.99 x 5.31 in ( 29 x 33 x 13.5 cm )
Inquiry - Lampe Échassier, 1991


Certificate from Artcurial


Private Collection, Paris


Les Lalanne, Fifty years of work 1964-2015, 2015, Paul Kasmin Gallery, p. 65 (for a drawing of the model)

Artwork's description

In the early 1990s, Francois-Xavier Lalanne created a series of "Échassier" lamps published by the auction house Artcurial. The lamp is made of bronze, copper sheet and opaline. The casting was done by Figini.

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."