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Colorful deer sculptures

Each piece is made from a polyurethane taxidermy mold, covered in vintage needlepoint and finished with real antlers.

September 12, 2009|Kristin Hohenadel

New designs can fade from memory fast at the fall Maison & Objet design show in Paris, where booth after booth peddled the latest in high-end home accessories this week. But the eye-popping insanity of French designer Frederique Morrel's life-size trophy-head sculptures was impossible to forget. Made from a polyurethane taxidermy mold, covered in vintage needlepoint and finished with real antlers, each piece is unique and made by hand. After the initial shock, a closer examination reveals that each one tells a story thanks to the idealized scenes of life -- animals, nudes, hunters, flowers and more -- pieced together by the artist. Morrel's work also includes a life-size deer sculpture and life-size human figures covered in needlepoint (she calls them Ghosts); her poufs, cushions, footstools and trays run about $45 to $2,600. frederiquemorrel.com.

-- Kristin Hohenadel

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