Fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld seems to be enjoying exploring new avenues of design as he announced plans to design two suites at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, currently undergoing a major renovation. Lagerfeld, the head designer at the fashion house Chanel, will oversee all design elements of the suites, which he describes as ‘grand apartments, when it reopens in 2015.
Lagerfeld was invited inboard the project for his understanding of the city and the heritage of the Crillon. The renovation of the 18th-century Crillon is being overseen by the architect Richard Martinet with interiors by Chahan Minassian, Cyril Vergniol and Tristan Auer under the artistic direction of Aline d’Amman.
This is not the first of such a project by the fashion designer. In recent years Lagerfeld has become increasingly involved in designing for hotels. He designed and created the poolside and restaurant décor at the Hôtel Métropole in Monte-Carlo, created the emblem for new Sofitel So Singapore and oversaw interiors of the Alma Schlosshotel in Berlin.
[Via – WWD]