François-Xavier Lalanne, “Sardine” cushion

François-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008)

"Sardine" cushion
circa 1972

Sardina-shaped cushion. Foam, polyester and silvered leather. Signed "Lalanne", "C", dated 1972 and numbered 5. In 1971, Jane Holze who was the Daedalus Concept’s director in NY, asked François-Xavier Lalanne to design two pieces. F-X Lalanne created a sofa in shaped of sardines box. In 1972, this piece was exhibited at Leo Castelli’s gallery, in NY during the exhibition "Furniture designed by Artists". The Sardines had a great success. Only a few Sardines has been produced. Each Sardine are covered with a hand-painted leather and signed the artist.

Height 25 cm (9 3⁄4 in) - Lenght 127 cm (50 in) - Width 21 cm (8 1⁄4 in)

Provenance : Private collection from South of France.

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