arpenters Workshop Gallery in London pays tribute to Karl Lagerfeld with an exhibition that puts on display the German creative talent’s sole interior design collection.
The owners of the gallery Julien Lombrail and Loic le Gaillard chose the limited-edition collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld and sculpted entirely out of marble: eight “Architectures” (as described by Karl himself) in addition to four maquettes “functional sculptures inspired by the ancient times such as the origin of beauty, culture and modernity”.
Here, modern mythology reflects in every respect Karl Lagerfeld’s style and philosophy and includes tables in every size, lamps, console tables, fountains and mirrors, all the pieces are handmade in Italy. The iconic German fashion designer and photographer interprets the domestic space, transforming it in a Grecian-inspired architectural landscape (with an avant-garde appeal nonetheless), in which the conventional proportions of classical architecture are enhanced by the elegant marble.
Every piece, designed in partnership with the architect and designer Aline Asmar d’Amman, is sculpted from a block of precious marble: Arabescato Fantastico, a rare type of white marble with grey veins, or the sophisticated Nero Marquina with soft veining. This selection is aimed at recreating a precise colour combination, Karl’s favourite: in fact, crisp white-and-black is the creative talent’s colour palette for the modern home.
Where: Carpenters Workshop Gallery, 4 Albemarle St. Mayfair, London, UK
When: until the 8th March 2019