We love animals and French decorative arts of the 1970s. Both connect in the fantastic and bizzare work of several French decorators/artists fascinated by animals forms.
Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne belong to most famous artists of this period. Their animals creations ranging from design to sculptures represent, among others, surrealist-inspired decorative work with humor as well as strange anxiety.
But not only Lalanne were interested in animals forms in that time in France. Several not so well-known designers and artists worked with animals as a main inspiration. Jacques Duval-Brasseur or Leon Francois Chervet created naturalistic furniture pieces where animals became decorative constructions made of brass, gold, agate, rare stones and other precise materials. Insects, fishes, horns, skulls and many more belong to the fantastic formal language of these specific French artists. Some animals-inspired work we can find in the work of famous Maria Pergay as well.