As published on New Home and Condo Guide March 19, 2015.
Talk about making a lasting first impression – in more ways than one! Style icon Karl Lagerfeld will be designing the entrance lobbies at Art Shoppe Lofts + Condos. – what is destined to be the trendy condo and the place to be, for obvious reasons. This new mixed-use development, under development by CD Capital Developments and Freed Developments, will be coming to the vibrant Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood and marks Lagerfeld's first foray into Canada's residential real estate realm. (Featured photo above by Karl Lagerfeld)
trendy condo Art Shoppe LoftsWorking with the developers, the architects at architectsAlliance and Janet Rosenberg & Studio, and interior design firm Cecconi Simone, Lagerfeld will outfit two residential lobby spaces with hand-picked selections, his signature style and exceptional eye for detail.
"What I really like is what I've never done before," Lagerfeld said in a press release. "I am always looking for opportunities to expand my range of creative expression, and am excited by the opportunity to design this in Toronto, Canada as part of the Art Shoppe Lofts + Condos. I'm excited to be part of the CD Capital & Freed approach to the Art of Change."
The developers are equally excited about the alliance. "We are especially honored to collaborate with Karl Lagerfeld – one of the world's most celebrated and prolific designers – to execute the ‘Lobbies by Karl Lagerfeld'," says Jordan Dermer, managing partner of CD Capital Developments. "My partner Todd Cowan and I approached the Art Shoppe Lofts + Condos with the goal to develop an iconic architectural landmark destination in the heart of Toronto. With the involvement of Karl Lagerfeld we are doing just that. 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."
Adds Peter Freed of Freed Developments: "We have always sought to find ways to partner in our developments with some of the great design minds of our generation, and share their style. We look forward to sharing Karl Lagerfeld's distinctively ultramodern, highly structured style for the Art Shoppe Lofts + Condos and believe that his premier Canadian condominium design will create spaces that will be valued by our residents, treasured by our city, and appreciated by the world."
The Art Shoppe Lofts + Condos will be at 2131 Yonge St., in the vibrant Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood. It will feature a 28-storey tower on the north side, stepping down to a 12-storey midrise building of lofts to the south. Suite options will include studios, one- and two-bedroom designs. To register for this trendy condo, click here.
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