In the fashion and lifestyle world, his designs are as well-known and recognizable as his sleek figure. A multifaceted artist, fashion and accessories stylist, designer, photographer and publisher, Karl Lagerfeld is also known for his artistic skills. Artistic skills which, in a few lines, give life to characters, looks, landscapes, snapshots of life put down on white paper. The pencils that he uses are extensions of himself: colors, crayons and pencils decorate his various living and work spaces and they are all inevitably labelled Faber-Castell. No doubt as, like each of his creations, these instruments are marked with a true luxury and authentic seal, one that only experts favor, which denotes quality, requires high standards and is uncompromising.
Designers such as Karl Lagerfeld nourish the demand for work tools of the highest excellence and quality, which form a solid foundation for the blossoming of their creative power. The Faber-Castell Art & Graphic product line unites the best of over 255 years of company experience in the development and manufacture of exclusive artists' products. This product line enjoys a high reputation with artists as well as designers of all types. Famous artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka and Neo Rauch have appreciated or are still appreciating the vast selection of color nuances, as well as the quality promise of this product line, which has remained unchanged to this day: The high-quality pigments guarantee unsurpassed light-fastness and color brilliance - for works that will stand the test of time.
The liaison between Karl Lagerfeld and Faber-Castell dates back to 1987, the year of the wedding between Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell and his wife Mary. The couturier created a breathtaking bridal gown for the wedding ceremony made from silk, satin and tulle. This encounter with such a unique artist was the prelude to a long-standing cooperation.
The collaboration between Karl Lagerfeld and Faber-Castell was inevitable. It now takes the form of an exclusive box, an object that is both aesthetic and functional, in line with the philosophy of the designer: the KARLBOX. Inevitably black, covered with diamond point headed pins, it is divided into several drawers which include the primary colors. Therefore, in total, the KARLBOX contains 350 drawing instruments: markers, crayons, color pencils, including reds, blacks, greens, yellows and blues set out like a color chart. It is a valuable item, a timeless and luxurious case.
The KARLBOX is a unique homage to Karl Lagerfeld as well as an expression of the symbiosis between artist and tool; a special tribute to the inexhaustible creative power of designers, without whom our world would be without shape or color.
Limited Edition of 2,500 pieces worldwide. Every box comes with a serial number plated and a Certification of Authenticity.
*The product has sold out as of February 2019.