Surrealist sculptures that’s what the Lalanne was known for. And they still do. A pair of Lalanne bronze monkeys designed by the pair was sold at Los Angeles Modern Auctions for a record $199,062 last May. In her first work since the death of her partner François-Xavier in 2008, Claude’s new works are produced in a limited edition of 700 and represented exclusively in the U.S. by Maison Gérard in New York. Comprising of delicate gilt bronze candleholders sporting art nouveau–inspired snake, butterfly, and leaf designs. Each holds a honeysuckle-scented candle developed by the Parisian fragrance company Quintessence with Madame Lalanne. Priced at $4,800 each, they are sure to make hearts warmer as gifts.
Hurry though, because Lalanne’s pieces are hugely sort after by style glitterati like Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, and Peter Marino.