Since its founding in 1830, French Maison Christofle has cultivated its unique know-how, modernizing its techniques and execution to keep up with the times. Whether they are creations by designers or artists, re-editions and historic reproductions or custom commissions, exceptional pieces by Christofle are made in its fine silver workshop, which has been integrated into the company’s manufacturing facility in Yainville, Normandy.
For the first time in Christofle’s history, the brand has collaborated with a fashion brand. Karl Lagerfeld is a designer with a proven track record for having a golden touch. Always up for a collaboration and always surprising, ranging from H&M’s first luxury collaboration to Diet Coke, the German designer is revealed to have a very unusual collaboration in the works. Karl Lagerfeld sets his eyes on Christofle – the Parisian silversmith, devoted to making exceptional and sophisticated pieces for decorating the home. The limited edition Karl Lagerfeld Christofle Mood – though set in silverware, is second to no gold. The designs have also been exquisitely photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.
The egg-shaped Mood is engraved with the Christofle coat of arms on one side and Karl Lagerfeld’s signature on the other, and it will be numbered at the bottom. The Mood opens to reveal a 24-piece set of silver-plated flatware, and each piece is stamped with the Karl Lagerfeld silhouette logo.
Christofle’s iconic egg from the Mood cutlery collection, gets transformed by the designer inspired by Art Deco’s art and architectures. Karl Lagerfeld is no stranger to the world or Art Deco, having collected multiple pieces from the art period in his own houses, only to sell it off in 2003 to ‘get with the times’. Luckily we are in the age of ‘The Big Flat Now’, where history and modernity, digital and the real are all interchangeable and interlinked. Careers too, with designers being expected to be photographers and DJs too. And who else better to front the current age than superstar designer Karl Lagerfeld.
With a case in mirror polished stainless steel, just 1,000 exclusive pieces are available worldwide, each Mood is numbered and signed, and will be delivered with its certificate.
Karl Lagerfeld melds his longtime influence from Art Deco, and the modernity of today in his limited edition Mood. Featuring structured graphic lines on the elliptical egg shape, which enhances the contrast of geometry. Available in two exclusive colorways and produced in limited quantities.
The sleek black option is crafted from lacquered mirror polished stainless steel, with just 500 pieces produced worldwide.
Set the table Mood with Karl Lagerfeld’s edition that opens to reveal a 24-piece set of silver-plated flatware: 6 Table Forks, 6 Dinner knives, 6 Tablespoons, 6 Coffee spoons, stamped with Karl Lagerfeld’s signature silhouette logo.
Karl Lagerfeld’s Christofle Mood with mirror polished stainless steel case (1,000 pieces worldwide) is available for €2400, and the black lacquered option, just 500 pieces worldwide, for €3200.
Pre-orders will open with Paris Fashion Week, September 25 at the Parisian Christofle store on Rue Saint-Honoré and at the Karl Lagerfeld store on Boulevard Saint-Germain.
The Karl Lagerfeld Mood Edition will be available worldwide from October 1, 2018, in Christofle and Karl Lagerfeld boutiques.