© Carpenters Workshop Gallery / Karl Lagerfeld – Untitled II (2018)

The genius of Karl Lagerfeld is an all-encompassing one that fills an alluring universe of beautiful things, and exquisitely crafted functional sculptures – we’re guessing that calling the pieces ‘furniture’ is a tad too mundane – are very much a part of it. Opening today at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris is Karl Lagerfeld – Architectures, a much-anticipated showcase in which the style master presents a new series of such sculptures, all inspired by Antiquity and crafted from either carefully sourced Arabescato Francesco, a vibrant white marble with dark grey veins which has not been quarried for more than thirty years, or black Nero Marquina marble, picked for its brush stroke-like, milky white veins. The series on display includes gueridons, tables, lamps, consoles, fountains and mirrors, and each piece pairs the meticulous balance of classical aesthetics with a look that’s distinctly modern. All items come in a limited edition of only eight pieces in each marble colour, plus four artist proofs (on through Dec 22). Location: Carpenters Workshop Gallery, 54 rue de la Verrerie (Marais).

© Carpenters Workshop Gallery / Karl Lagerfeld – Untitled XI (2018) and Untitled IV (2018) – top to bottom