Sofitel Luxury Hotels has commissioned Karl Lagerfeld to design the emblem of the new Sofitel So Singapore. The emblem will symbolise the hotel’s new and original style, unique to Sofitel So Singapore, and appear on a range of exclusive objects available for clients during their stay.
Fashion designer, photographer, publisher, illustrator and film director, Karl Lagerfeld has created a universe in which every line is perfectly under control, each detail of absolute importance.
“I am very proud to announce this inspirational collaboration, which is a perfect illustration of Sofitel Luxury Hotels’ ambitions with regard to excellence and elegance. His exceptional creativity and talent will confer on our emblem the ultimate touch of refinement and enhance our concept,” said Robert Gaymer-Jones , CEO of Sofitel Luxury on the partnership.
Building on the time-honored establishment of Sofitel Luxury Hotels and their unique brand blueprint that combines French luxury with the essence of local tradition, Sofitel So is the ‘designer hotel’ label featuring trendy hotels in contemporary locations, with a focus on the destination.
Back in 2006, Karl Lagerfeld bought a $6.69 million sixth-floor apartment in New York’s Gramercy Park neighborhood; For some reason, he never actually moved in. The property, which is a 2,150 square foot pre-war condo is located at 50 Gramercy Park North and features a chef’s kitchen with Miele appliances, three bedrooms, and private access to Gramercy park (one of the last remaining keyed private parks in New York City), as well as Gramercy Park Hotel amenities (things like housekeeping, catering, room service, concierge, valet, and access to the hotel’s fitness center, spa, and private club).
After putting it back on the market in 2011 for $6.5 million (already a loss) the apartment finally shifted a few weeks ago… for $4.5 million, more than a $2 million loss off the price Lagerfeld himself paid.
Check out the listing (and photos!) here.
3. The Karl Case
A collection of Karl Lagerfeld cases are for those who want to show their affection for the high-end German fashion designer.
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas isn’t all about nerds and pocket protectors we actually found some really cool stuff, like a collection of Karl Lagerfeld iPhone 5 cases, and a bluetooth speaker built into a snakeskin clutch that puts the Jawbone Jamboox‘s design to shame. Check out our full gallery after the jump.