Carpenters Workshop Gallery brings Karl Lagerfeld’s sculptural works to New York City – the first exhibition of the pieces in North America. Architectures is an art collection of functional sculptures inspired by Antiquity, referred to as the origin of beauty, culture and modernity by the designer.
Evoking a contemporary architectural landscape with Greek origins, the unique pieces combine the precision of canonical proportions born from the use of the golden ratio and “the most noble material”: marble. The ensemble of gueridons, tables, lamps, consoles, fountains and mirrors materialize a balance of classical foundations with a contemporary perspective, like a modern mythology.
Each piece is carved from a carefully selected marble block of Arabescato Fantastico, a rare vibrant white variety 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 combination of the material uniqueness with the timeless designs makes every piece exclusive. A limited edition of eight pieces is available in each.
All the works in the limited editions stay true to Carpenters Workshop Gallery’s passion for blurring the boundaries between contrasting disciplines of creativity, art, design and fashion.