Inside Art Shoppe Lofts + Condos, Karl Lagerfeld designed two monochromatic lobbies that blend luxury and modernity in a very bold style. Art Shoppe is a mixed-use development that will span a full city block in one of the busiest neighbourhoods of Toronto.
The contemporary interiors named as Lobbies by Lagerfeld, feature a dramatic palate of mirror and glass and oversized bookshelves curated by the designer himself. “What I really like is what I’ve never done before,” says Karl Lagerfeld. “I am always looking for opportunities to expand my range of creative expression, and am excited by the opportunity to design this in Toronto, Canada as part of the Art Shoppe Lofts + Condos. I’m excited to be part of the CD Capital & Freed approach to the Art of Change.”
This collaboration on the Art Shoppe Lofts + Condos represents the first major work of Karl Lagerfeld in the Canadian market. Peter Freed, president of Freed Developments, says that the project intends to “elevate design to a new level not yet seen in the country. The Art Shoppe Lofts + Condos will be a legacy project for Toronto. Bringing Karl Lagerfeld to Canada for the first time is something we are incredibly proud of.”
Designer, photographer and publisher, Karl Lagerfeld has been a leading figure in the world of fashion design and spread his great talents across a wide range of fashion and art-related endeavours. “Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel always said, ‘I only make dresses I would wear.’ And I make only rooms where I would like to sleep. It’s as simple as that. When I do a thing like this I think, would you live there or not?” explains the fashion designer.