Taxidermy sheep cabinet for Salvador Dalí furniture collection
A stuffed lamb with a table on its back and a drawer in its side is the latest addition to a collection of furniture based on the paintings of Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. The Xai side tables have been created from taxidermy lambs by attaching a circular wooden surface onto their backs and inserting a drawer that opens from one side of their abdomens. Hooves have been replaced with decorative rococo bronze feet. Their designer Oscar Tusquets Blanca referenced an image of a lamb with a telephone balanced on its spine and sliding storage in its stomach from Dalí’s 1942 painting Interpretation Project for a Stable-Library. Twenty-one lambs were chosen from a Parisian slaughterhouse and sent to taxidermist Maison Deyrolle, where Dalí was a frequent customer during his lifetime. The limited-edition set includes 20 white lambs priced at €36,500 (£30,350) each and a unique black piece costs €72,000 (£59,900).