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Karl Lagerfeld Maison Presents New Furniture Line

The Wellen Collection: A Fusion of Artistic Vision and Modern Craftsmanship

Courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld

KARL LAGERFELD recently showcased its second Maison collection at the prestigious Milan Design Week 2024.Inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s legacy and his passion for interior design, this collection presents a series of furniture that blends artistic vision with modern creativity and artisanal craftsmanship. The collection draws heavily on Lagerfeld’s love for flowing, wave-like forms and his keen eye for detail, offering a range of furniture pieces that promise both style and functionality.

Pier Paolo Righi, emphasized the essence of the collection, stating, “The name Wellen perfectly embodies Karl’s visionary spirit, always at the forefront of design.” Righi highlighted that the collection’s inspiration was drawn from Lagerfeld’s fashion sketches, melding his historical creativity with his passion for design to produce a truly distinctive line of furniture. Each piece, from living to dining to bedroom sets, incorporates elements like rib stitches and curves, showcasing the  integration of form and function that Karl Lagerfeld was renowned for.

Courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld

A highlight of the Milan presentation was the midnight blue velvet sofa. Comprising ten sectional elements, each piece offers the flexibility to be arranged independently, allowing for a multitude of unique configurations. Additionally, the collection featured an iridescent Labradorite dining table with intricately beveled edges and steel-coated legs that mimic conical columns. The choice of unexpected colors and a spirit of originality reminiscent of the 1970s are palpable in every piece, embodying Lagerfeld’s playful yet sophisticated design ethos.

Courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld
Courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld

This year, the KARL LAGERFELD MAISON teamed up with renowned furniture designer Toan Nguyen to bring the Wellen collection to life. Nguyen, known for his minimalist yet impactful designs, contributed his unique perspective, which beautifully complements Lagerfeld’s dynamic sketches and architectural preferences. Caroline Lebar, SVP of Image and Communications, shared her thoughts on the collaboration: “Working with Toan allowed us to dive deep into Karl’s archives and bring his legendary designs into contemporary spaces, reflecting his timeless appeal and attention to detail.

Courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld

Nguyen himself expressed his enthusiasm for the project, noting, “Collaborating with KARL LAGERFELD MAISON offered a wonderful opportunity to merge my design philosophy with the brand’s rich heritage. Every detail in this collection tells Karl’s story, making it not just functional but narratively rich.”

Courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld
Courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld

The Maison continues to expand its influence beyond fashion into the  furniture and interior design industry, reflecting Lagerfeld’s diverse interests and creative genius. With over 200 stores worldwide and a strong digital presence, KARL LAGERFELD not only upholds the legacy of its founder but also drives innovation in design, sustainability, and global fashion leadership.

 

 
 

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  1. to be quite honest, the karl lagerfeld furniture line is the closest to his aesthetic. I could see karl loving most of these pieces…. however the fashion line is complete trash.

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