350 shades of Karl


If you ever wondered what do you get when you combine Karl Lagerfeld’s innovative spirit with Faber Castell’s reputation in crafting fine art and graphic products, here’s the answer- the magnificent Karlbox!

It is limited edition, of course. This unique art supply storage box was launched earlier this month exclusively at Gump’s of San Francisco, Faber Castell stores, Karl Lagerfeld boutiques worldwide and Harrods, London.

Designed by Lagerfeld (no wonder!), the elegant and sleek black box holds 350 art tools for drawing and painting. The shades of colors included were also personally selected by Mr. Karl to represent his aesthetics and the relationship between fashion, design and art.

“To me, drawing is like breathing and writing,” Karl stated. “These are things that almost relax me.”

Every one-of-a-kind Karlbox includes a serial number and certificate of authenticity, making each completely unique. Just 2,400 have been produced, individually priced at $2,850, which seems like a bargain considering its size and provenance.