Karl Lagerfeld’s First Sculpture Exhibtion

“There is nothing more modern than antiquity.” —Karl Lagerfeld

Taking his inspiration from Greek Architecture and the golden ratio, Lagerfeld debuts his first ever sculpture exhibition at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris.

The show, called ‘Architectures’, was the result of a collaboration with architect Aline Asmar d’Amman. It features a striking, monochromatic array of mirrors, tables, fountains, and marble curios.

The collection also includes gueridons (circular side tables), lamps and consoles. Each piece is carved from a carefully selected block of rare Arabescato fantastico or black nero marquina marble.

Lagerfled, who is the creative director at Chanel, states that the designs were the result of improvisation. His approach to this collection was a matter of allowing the beauty of the material to shine, and not to overwhelm it with a plan.

“I love
things that
aren’t planned…”

“The process is not
as premeditated
as you think.”

—Karl Lagerfeld


Fashion God and Chanel’s Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld presents his first exhibition of sculptural works in Paris

The show, called Architectures, was developed with in collaboration with architect Aline Asmar d’Amman

Lagerfeld says antiquity, Greek architecture, and the golden ratio among the inspirations for the sculptures

The monochromatic collection features tables, lamps, mirrors, fountains created by marble artisans in Italy

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