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