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Karl Lagerfeld Partnership Showcases 85 Years Of Furniture Design

Karl Lagerfeld Partnership Showcases 85 Years Of Furniture Design

To celebrate the company’s anniversary, Cassina asked the designer to photograph their collection.

Emma Hutchings

Furniture company Cassina asked Karl Lagerfeld to photograph a selection of furniture from their collection to celebrate 85 years. The fashion designer chose a group of historic and contemporary pieces from the archive, including works by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, Jean-Marie Massaud, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Karl Lagerfeld Partners With Furniture Company For Retrospective

Lagerfeld captured his own interpretations of the pieces, arranging them in different positions and then taking photographs of them. The large prints, enriched by a plastic and chromatic effect, have been on show at the Cassina Showroom in Paris. Karl Lagerfeld said:

I had never ‘worked’ on this kind of project. To visually reinterpret examples of perfect design is completely new for me, and therefore stimulating, exciting even. I am also a fan of the Cassina ‘productions’ and for years I own many of the photographed pieces, often more than one. My first ‘order’ was the famous chaise-longue by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand in the 60’s…

Click through to see a selection of Lagerfeld’s images and watch the exclusive backstage video below:


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