When one of the biggest names in fashion meets with one of the biggest companies in the art world, you would be forgiven for getting a little bit excited. While it would be foolish to try and condense Karl Lagerfeld’s career into a condensed sentence or two, it would be likewise to try and list all the great artists and designers that rely on Faber Castell for their work. Mentioning both names instantly bring about an air of quality, and this collaboration falls nothing short of expectation.
Faber Castell is a family business and Lagerfeld has teamed up with the premium pencil maker to create the Karlbox. With a combination of Lagerfeld’s style and Faber Castell’s timeless sophistication, the Karlbox is a luxury piece of kit that comprises of over three hundred fine art tools for drawing, painting and designing.
With famous artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka and Neo Rauch advocating for and relying on Faber Castell in the past, the colourful products have remained largely unchanged to this day and the high quality of pencils are a must for any serious designer. Within the Karlbox are Albrecht Dürer and Polychromos colour pencils, highly pigmented Pitt Artist ink pens, Castell 9000 graphite pencils, watercolour brushes and Pitt crayons and pastels; all are complete with essential accessories such as sharpeners and erasers. The box itself is somewhat a contrast to the colourful contents, and Lagerfeld’s all black aesthetic is all too cool while the fine detailing was to be expected. Of simple and refined style that was inspired from Chinese tradition, the box features removable drawers and containers and every customer user can customise this toolbox unit as much as he / she would any canvas.
As Lagerfeld concludes, “…To me, drawing is like breathing and writing. These are things that almost relax me.” Demanding drawing tools of the highest excellence and premium quality, it is no surprise that Faber Castell are relied upon.
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The Limited Edition KarlboxLimited to just 2500 boxes worldwide, complete with a serial numberplate and certificate of authenticity, the Karlbox is certainly a collectors piece. Do you dare to even make your mark and draw a line?
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