Les Lalanne are an artist duo comprising married couple François-Xavier Lalanne (1927–2008) and Claude Lalanne (b. 1924). Francois-Xavier Lalanne was born in Agen, France, and received a Jesuit education. At age 18, he moved to Paris and studied sculpture, drawing and painting at Académie Julian. Francois-Xavier rented a studio in Montparnasse, next door to friend Constantin Brâncuși, after completing mandatory military service.