Staring at Valentin Loellmann’s latest furniture creations, viewers can’t help but conjure up Salvador Dali’s iconic paintings of horses and elephants walking around on extremely thin legs. Similarly, Loellmann’s drawers are resting on legs that are excessively long and giraffe-like in appearance. Since they’re all unevenly shaped, these drawers look as though they’re animate beings that just so happened to also resemble furniture. If you’re looking to inject a lot of surrealism into your home, these bizarre objects are a must-have.
Valentin Loellmann titles this series of work ‘m.&mme,’ and he’s been expanding the collection for the last three years. The underlying commonality between all his pieces is that they look like creatures straight out of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast movie; they’re all furniture pieces that seem to be sentient.