You Could Live in a Building That Features Karl Lagerfeld’s First U.S. DesignsShare
Karl Lagerfeld is known for his iconic designs for Chanel, Fendi, and more; his style of dress and his hair; and his passion for photography. But what you might not know is that the famous couturier is also a skilled interior decorator. Though Lagerfeld has already worked on interior projects for Monaco’s Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo, Paris’s Hôtel de Crillon, and Sofitel So Singapore, he is trying his hand for the first time in the U.S. The Estates at Acqualina in Miami Beach will include lobbies designed by Lagerfeld, who drew inspiration from a traditional Roman piazza. Photos taken by Lagerfeld himself of Roman fountains and arches will be etched into the lobby’s large wall panels, ceiling screens, and skylights. The floors will be hammered metal inlaid with one-of-a-kind rugs, fashioned from mosaic tile. “Lobbies serve two purposes—they are the first impression of a building and a common living room for socializing,” Lagerfeld said in a press release. Though the building will not open until 2020—construction is set to begin this year—you can already purchase a unit, with prices ranging from $3.8 million to $36 million.