As published on postcity.com on February 19, 2015.
CD Capital Developments and Freed Developments have commissioned world-famous designer Karl Lagerfeld to design the lobbies of their Art Shoppe Lofts + Condos at Yonge and Eglinton. He is best known for his fashion design leadership at Chanel, Fendi, and his own eponymous house.
Each of the two buildings on the site, 28 and 12 storeys, respectively, will have their own lobby designed by Lagerfeld.
To describe the designer and their partnership, Jordan Dermer, Managing Partner of CD Capital says: “[He is] a true pioneer of design, his mastery of fashion, photography and interior design are unparalleled. Combining property with possibility; it is this talent that will give the building a timeless identity and bring the ‘Lobbies by Karl Lagerfeld’ to life.”
As well as the Lagerfeld-designed lobbies, the development will feature a manicured garden and amenities (a library and wine tasting room join the usual ones like exercise and rooftop BBQ facilities) spread over three separate floors.
Until it closed late last year, 2131 Yonge St. was home for nearly 80 years to The Art Shoppe, a well-known and upscale furniture store. The developers bought the site in October 2011 for about $40 million.
Lagerfeld’s interior design resume includes Paris’s Hôtel de Crillon and the Alma Schlosshotel in Berlin, but as the press release proudly announces, this will be his first large-scale project in Canada.
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