An extravaganza of bold shades and patterns, the interiors were done by the late designer himself
December 9, 2021: The Karl Lagerfeld, the world’s first and only hotel tower with its interior wholly designed by the late fashion legend, recently opened its doors at Grand Lisboa Palace in Cotai.
Every detail of the 271 rooms and suites exemplifies the German designer’s pursuit of perfection, right from specially commissioned furniture to the circular room dividers referencing traditional Chinese moon gates.
The Chinoiserie-inspired room décor embodies Karl Lagerfeld’s cosmopolitan lifestyle and distinct aesthetic vision. With each pattern, material and decoration personally conceived or selected by the designer himself, each point has a touch of Mr. Lagerfeld. Mr. Lagerfeld was able to complete the design before his passing.
Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of KARL LAGERFELD, said that the hotel tower was “a unique interior design project for Karl in China and a labour of love for over five years. He was extremely proud to have worked on a luxury project of this magnitude, with a team he loved, to create his vision of ‘Europe meets China.’ It’s also a great point of pride for the brand to carry on his legacy, and we’re thrilled to have brought to life one of the final great accomplishments of his career.”
The most awe-inspiring part of the design is The Book Lounge in the lobby. It’s a direct reference to Mr. Lagerfeld’s huge passion for books, and specifically the famous library at his photo-shoot studio in Paris. More than 4,000 real books are on display, reflecting the legend’s personal interests and inspirations, selected by 7L Bookshop owned by the designer.