‘Architectures’ – An Exhibition by Karl Lagerfeld At Carpenters Workshop Gallery
‘Architectures’, an exhibition of sculptural work designed by Karl Lagerfeld, is being exhibited in North America for the first time.
The pieces are presented at Carpenters Workshop Gallery’s New York location on fifth avenue, where they will remain on view until November 15, 2019. Offering audiences a chance to experience Karl Lagerfeld‘s enduring impact on the design, ‘architectures’ is an art collection of functional sculptures inspired by antiquity, referred to by Lagerfeld as the origin of beauty, culture, and modernity.
Evoking a contemporary architectural landscape with greek origins, Karl Lagerfeld‘s pieces combine the precision of canonical proportions born from the use of the golden ratio and the noblest material — marble. The ensemble of gueridons, dining tables, coffee tables, console tables, lamps, fountains, and mirrors create a balance of classical foundations conceived as ‘modern mythology’. The black and white architectonic creations embody Lagerfeld‘s timeless monochromatic style.
Only available as a limited edition of eight pieces in each color, plus four artist proofs, each sculptural work was made with the special marble, which was then cut, sculpted, faceted, and polished in Italy. Each masterpiece is carved from a marble block, the arabescato fantastico, a rare vibrant white marble with dark grey veins which has not been quarried for more than 30 years, or black Nero Marquina marble, curated for its brush stroke-like, milky white veins.
The lighting works diffuse specific daylight, the designer particularly appreciates, like a laser blade from the future. Meanwhile, the shades of the modern table lamps are distinctively hand-painted in the most traditional technique of decorative arts, pushing the boundaries of craftsmanship and traditions.
The architect Aline Asmar d’Amman carried out the studies and the development of the works created by Karl Lagerfeld. ‘Architectures’ was previously presented in Paris.
All the works in the Architectures limited edition stay true to Carpenters Workshop Gallery’s passion for blurring the boundaries between contrasting disciplines of creativity, art, design and fashion.
Title:Karl Lagerfeld– Architectures Location: Carpenters Workshop Gallery Address: 693 fifth avenue, new york, NY Dates: September 14 – November 15, 2019