by Stephen Garner

Faber-Castell Karl Lagerfeld Legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld and premium writing instrument and art products company Faber-Castell have launched Karlbox, a limited-edition collection of high-end drawing tools and artists’ supplies.

The Karlbox contains 350 fine quality art tools for drawing and painting, all in a sleek black box that has been designed by Lagerfeld. Its wooden frame resembles a Chinese wedding cabinet; inside, drawers store the art supplies, all of which have been personally selected by Karl Lagerfeld.

The collection features a varied selection of premium artists’ tools including Albrecht Dürer and Polychromos color pencils, highly pigmented Pitt Artist ink pens, Castell 9000 graphite pencils and Pitt crayons and -pastels, watercolor brushes and accessories like a foldable water cup, an eraser and sharpeners. Shades are sorted by primary and secondary colors, ranging from soft pastels to vibrant and intense pigmentations. Lagerfeld’s own favorite product line, the Albrecht Dürer artist range of water-soluble color pencils, and all 120 shades are included as well.

Every one-of-a-kind box has a serial number and certificate of authenticity, making each completely unique and unmistakable. The Karlbox will be available for $2,850. Only 2,500 of the KARLBOX have been made and will be launched exclusively at Faber-Castell stores, Karl Lagerfeld boutiques worldwide and Harrods, London, on September 1, and in select department stores and specialty stores from September 19.

“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. To me, drawing is like breathing and writing. These are things that almost relax me.”