Collector’s Item

The rabid following of French art couple Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne grew exponentially with the introduction of their sheep chair. More installation than furniture, collectors are buying them in flocks—James Zemaitis, director of Sotheby’s 20th-century design, sold one for $150,000. Don’t miss the duo’s upcoming exhibition at New York’s Paul Kasmin Gallery (212-563-4474). Want to separate from the fold? Consider their copper hippo bathtub, which Sotheby’s will auction in December. sothebys.com