Second Look: Taken to Art

  • Photo by Kim Sargent
    Sonate console Photo by Kim Sargent
  • Photo by Kim Sargent
    Sonate console Photo by Kim Sargent
  • Mon Yeti lamp
  • Serpentine wall sconce
  • Photo by Kim Sargent
  • Photo by Kim Sargent
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  • Samantha Brooks

To glimpse the whimsy of Hubert le Gall, enter the foyer of an art-filled Ohio home (see "Rhapsody in Blue," page 66) where his Sonate console ($13,425 with slate top) is comfortably at home. The furniture maker started out as a designer of museum exhibits in the 1990s, creating theatrical displays for such establishments as the Musée du Luxembourg and Paris’s Grand Palais. Then, about 10 years ago, le Gall—ever a painter and sculptor—began making his often-surrealistic furniture creations available for sale. The Paris-based artist has since expanded his collection to include more than 20 pieces (priced from $5,000 to $75,000) that range from the more subdued Serpentine wall sconce ($9,990) to the uncommonly animated Mon Yeti lamp ($11,100), a tabletop piece with a gilded base, a fur-covered body, gold-painted metal ears, and a chain collar that bolts to the wall.

Hubert le Gall, www.hubertlegall.fr available through Jean de Merry, 323.655.9193, www.jeandemerry.com

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