January 12, 2012

Sheep and Chic

Have you ever seen a chic sheep and wondered what in the world? Husband and wife artist pair, Claude and Francoise-Xavier Lalanne are known for their "Moutons de Laine" which were made in the 60's and  are of the the most recognizable icons from Lalanne that even Coco Chanel owned these wooly life sized sheep in her Parisian apartment. These sheep have been featured in the Veranda Greystone Estate, and fashion designers, Marc Jacobs and Valentino own them. These sheep have become popular with art collectors as they evoke the thought that people should live comfortably with their art at home and it should never be something that is occasionally admired on a wall from afar. 

If you had one of these Lalanne sheep where you put yours? 

Sheep and stools are found at the Greystone Estate from Veranda

Marc Jacobs Paris Apartment from Casasugar

Delphine Krakoff of Pamplemousse Design showcases multiple Lalanne sheep in Southhampton.

Remodeled house which features this cute little sheep from Peppermint Bliss

Pair of wool sheep fit right at home on this green shag rug from Interior Design 

Vintage Life magazine featuring room full of sheep chairs designed by Francois-Xavier Lalanne from Material Lust

Valentino with Lalanne sheep and pugs from Little Augury

Here is the great-grandaughter of the Lalanne's at the Bergdorf book signing of their coffee table book,  Lalanne from Style.com

Get your own sheep!

Lalanne style sheep with cast iron face and legs from 1st Dibs.

Pair of 1970's French sheep from Maison Schembri

Pair of Life Sized Sheep from 1970's from Modernism Gallery


  1. I've seen these before and could never decide if I thought they were absurd or so adorable and fluffy that I want one haha!

  2. I think these are super fun and irreverent! I love the grazing pair by Maison Schembri.

  3. I totally don't get this...a bit eccentric? I always think - there must be a child in the house but sometimes that's not the case. I guess it's for the inner child in all of us. :) Thank you for your nice comment about our travels - YES I definitely plan to be inspired by the great products there!

  4. Have always loved the Lalanne's whimsical touch and these sheep are no exception. Believe it or not, the dark haired lady featured in the Life magazine shot is my godmother and I grew up riding her flock of sheep! Thanks for stopping by The Buzz - it's such fun to find new blogs to read.
    The Buzz Blog

  5. love, love the sheep! at the Fall Antique show in Texas, we saw so many...we were sure they're #trending

  6. Hahaha, these guys crack me up! I love the Peppermint Bliss room with the yellow drapes!


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