Karl Lagerfeld: Cassina as seen by Karl



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In 2013 the distinguished Italian furniture manufacturing company Cassina invited Karl Lagerfeld to choose his favorite pieces of furniture for an unusual photographic mise-enscène: “I had never ‘worked’ on a project like this before. To visually reinterpret examples of perfect design is completely new for me, and therefore stimulating, exciting even.” Before Lagerfeld’s lens, iconic chairs, tables and chaise longues by Modernist legends such as Le Corbusier, Rietveld and Perriand condense to their absolute, abstract essence. In his inimitably sleek and sophisticated photographs, Lagerfeld reveals the form in Formalism. Here furniture is seen in an atypical, decontextualized mode of presentation, detached from its usual environment, isolated and dramatically lit like a sculpture. The result is a tenderly chosen compendium of twenty-one images that respects the artistic intentions of the designers while simultaneously creating a new aesthetic.

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Weight 1364 g
Dimensions 29.9 x 37.9 cm
Publisher name Steidl
Publication date 1 July 2017
Number of pages 50
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Karl Lagerfeld
Dimensions 29.9 x 37.9 cm
Weight 1364 g