Hailing from Germany, Karl Lagerfeld has had a long and illustrious career and as an icon of the fashion industry he has a colourful portfolio. From his own namesake brand, Creative Director of Chanel and a slew of collaborations, the designer has branched out into art, namely sculpture.
On show at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris, the exhibit entitled “Architectures” has been developed in collaboration with architect Aline Asmar d’Amman, showcasing the use of marble. From marble fountains, tables and mirrors, the collection draws inspiration from Greek architecture, antiquity and the concept of “golden ratio”. For Lagerfeld antiquity means “origin of beauty, culture and modernity.”
Presented in a monochrome palette – much to his aesthetic – each piece has been carved from rare white Arabescato fantastic marble, or black nero marquina marble. Set behind a black and white backdrop with the use of soft hues, “Architectures” bring harmony to the empty space.
On display now, the exhibition will be open until December 23. Explore “Architectures” above, and to learn more about the creation of the work, tune into the video below.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris
54 Rue de la Verrerie