Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘Architectures’ Collection.

  • 26 Oct '18
  • 9:30 am by Nuriyah Johar

Legendary fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld ventures into the world of furniture, showcasing his first collection of sculptural designs at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris. Titled ‘Architectures’, the exhibit combines 18th-century European design with modernism, minimalism and abstraction.
The collection includes gueridons, tables, lamps, consoles, fountains and mirrors – all influenced by antiquity. Crafted from two different kinds of marble – a white Arabescato Fantastico and a black Nero Marquina, the collection is a testament to Lagerfeld’s iconic monochromatic sensibilities. “The pieces reflect Karl Lagerfeld’s spirit, strength, elegance, and culture combined with an ethereal desirability,” says Julien Lombrail, co-founder of Carpenters Workshop Gallery.
Handcrafted in Italy, the limited edition comprises only eight pieces in both colours. Lombrail adds, “This collection will remain an artistic testimony of one of the most influential creative minds of our time.”

A fountain in Arabescato Fantastico marble


Pillar-like table legs


Adding minimalism to an 18th-century European design aesthetic

Photographs via Robb Report