Karl Lagerfeld Says The Darndest Things: Glassware Edition!
Lagerfeld’s collection for Orrefors is comprised of 16 pieces of Swedish handblown crystal. Tumblers and goblets and flutes, oh my! In an interview with Architectural Digest about the glasses, the Kaiser makes three very important statements that we’d like to share with you.
On Chanel okaying his collaboration: “I can do whatever I want. Exclusivité is very démodé.”
On not traveling to Sweden: “I never go anywhere. I do sketches and make phone calls, and people visit. It’s more fun to come to Paris.”
On inventing the “coupette”, a glorified coaster: “Glasses ruin the surface of a table. You need a little napkin or a bit of paper, like for beer drinkers. Now we have a glass coaster for the glass. All the pieces are the same size on the bottom, so the coupettes fit everything. I don’t understand why nobody ever thought of it before.”