Karl Lagerfeld's Legacy Carries On in His Sculptural Furniture

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Through November 15, “Architectures” at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Midtown features furniture by the late Karl Lagerfeld and architect Aline Asmar d’Amman in white Arabescato Fantastico or black Nero Marquina marble. Photography courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

He was best known as the sunglass-wearing creative director of Chanel. But the late Karl Lagerfeld’s creativity extended beyond fashion to illustration, photography, and design. You can witness the latter in “Architectures,” an exhibition of his sculptural furniture on view at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Midtown through November 15. The 20 pieces in the show—ranging from ashtrays and lamps to tables and a fountain—are all rendered in either black or white marble, evoking a contemporary architecture with Greek origins, and sculpted, faceted, and polished in Italy. They were conceived by Lagerfeld and carried out by Culture in Architecture founder Aline Asmar d’Amman, who also designed the exhibition both here and at CWG in Paris last October, the opening of which Mr. Lagerfeld attended. Each piece is available as a limited edition of eight in either marble color, plus four artist proofs.

Untitled VII series (Arabescato) by Karl Lagerfeld. Photography courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery.
Fontaine Xaipe by Karl Lagerfeld. Photography courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. “Architectures” at Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Photography courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. “Architectures” at Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Photography courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Untitled XII (Picture of the Back with Signature) by Karl Lagerfeld. Photography courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

> See more from the September 2019 issue of Interior Design

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