Karl Lagerfeld’s Paris Apartment Sells for 10M Euros


MODERN LIVING: Karl Lagerfeld’s last Paris residence sold for 10 million euros at auction, fetching almost double the starting price.

Thomas Jousselin, an associate notary at Althémis, confirmed the selling price for the 2,800-square-foot apartment on the Quai Voltaire. He declined to identify the buyer.

Lagerfeld occupied the space, which he likened to a high-tech incubator given that all furnishings were designed in the new millennium, between 2006 until his death in 2019.

Not just a property but a piece of history, the apartment was completely renovated to suit the designer’s needs, with a radically minimalist gray and white decor featuring concrete and resin floors, a multitude of lighting fixtures and unique revolving glass bookcases that still line the walls of the main studio space.

A view of Karl Lagerfeld’s former studio and apartment in Paris.

A view of Karl Lagerfeld’s former studio and apartment in Paris.

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It boasts three giant windows overlooking the Seine, while a sleeping area looks onto a rear courtyard. The bathroom features a rectangular Corian bathtub, with a spacious dressing room adjoining. Lagerfeld stuffed it with his vast collection of black Dior suits. The kitchen was outfitted with stainless steel cabinets.

The apartment and studio is situated on the fourth floor of a 1694 building and the sale included a garage space and two cellars.

Much of the furniture and art with which Lagerfeld had filled the space was sold at Sotheby’s through eight separate sales in late 2021 and early 2022. Furnishings included a metal Zenith chair by Marc Newson, and a sleek console by Martin Szekely.

The apartment was featured on the cover of the French edition of Architectural Digest in 2012 when Lagerfeld guest-edited its May issue that year.

In his editor’s letter, Lagerfeld noted that the home plays an ever-larger role in our lives, especially as the digital revolution puts the world at our fingertips.

A view of the kitchen at Karl Lagerfeld’s former studio and apartment in Paris.

A view of the kitchen at Karl Lagerfeld’s former studio and apartment in Paris.

Courtesy of Mediacorp



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