Playfully Elegant Tables Supported by Larger-Than-Life Crustaceans and Arachnids

French artist Jacques Duval-Brasseur created a series of elegant and imaginative tables that incorporate creatures directly into their design. Inspired by the forms of scorpions, lizards, crabs, and more, he reimagined them as larger than life characters and encased them in bronze and brass. Frozen in time, these fabulous fossils hold up massive glass plates that serve as the surfaces of coffee and side tables.

Although Duval-Brasseur's designs feel playful and strikingly modern, these pieces are considered antiques. They were originally produced in the 1970s in limited supply, making them sought-after by collectors. Available through galleries and auctions, they can cost as much as $25,000.

Jacques Duval-Brasseur: 1stdibs
via [lynnmonstermash]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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