Calling all artists – you can now own a complete set of limited edition artists’ supplies called the Karlbox. This wondrous box of 350 art tools is a special collaboration between Faber-Castell and Karl Lagerfeld, and there are only 2,500 sets available worldwide. Each box is tagged with a serial number as well as a certificate of authenticity, so this means that each of the 2,500 boxes are unique.
The sleek, wooden-framed, black lacquer box designed by Karl Lagerfeld features impeccable craftsmanship and is reminiscent of a Chinese wedding cabinet with its multiple drawers. Each removable drawer holds the art supplies, all sorted by shades of colour personally selected by Lagerfeld himself. The design and layout of this box and its contents are a symbol of the synergy between fashion, art and design.
Faber-Castell products have been part of Lagerfeld’s iconic career, with the designer using them to write, draw and design. “Since I was a child in Germany, Faber-Castell has been the most famous brand, known for its especially good quality,” said Lagerfeld. “That reputation remains just as true today, particularly for artist pencils.”
The Karlbox collection features Albrecht Dürer and Polychromos colour pencils, highly pigmented Pitt Artist ink pens, Castell 9000 graphite pencils and Pitt crayons and pastels, watercolour brushes, and accessories like a foldable water cup, an eraser and sharpeners. The shades of colour are sorted by primary and secondary colours, ranging from soft pastels to vibrant and intense pigmentations. Karl Lagerfeld’s own favourite product line is the Albrecht Dürer artist range of watersoluble colour pencils, of which all 120 shades are included in the Karlbox.
The Karlbox will be available from 15 September onwards, and retails at a cool RM12,500. You can make your Karlbox purchase at Faber-Castell Outlets (KLCC, Mid Valley City and 1 Utama), Isetan KLCC and The Gardens; Parkson Pavilion and KLCC, as well as Czip Lee, Bangsar.