The KARLBOX Unites the Traditional Values of the Family-Owned Company Faber-Castell with the Modern, Unique and Innovative Spirit and Style of Karl Lagerfeld. It is a Symbol for the Long Term Relationship of Both Brands and Represents the Symbiosis of the Fashion, Art and Design Worlds.
THE BEST OF 255 YEARS
Designers such as Karl Lagerfeld nourish the demand for work tools of the highest excellence and quality, which form a solid foundation for the blossoming of their creative power. The Faber-Castell Art & Graphic product line unites the best of 255 years of company experience in the development and manufacture of exclusive artists’ products.
KARLBOX is divided into several drawers which include the primary colours. Therefore, in total, the KARLBOX contains 350 drawing instruments: markers, crayons, colour pencils, including reds, blacks, greens, yellows and blues set out like a colour chart.
120 ALBRECHT DÜRER ARTISTS’ WATERCOLOUR PENCILS
Fully water soluble, unsurpassed lightfastness and colour brilliance
60 POLYCHROMOS ARTISTS’ COLOUR PENCILS
Smooth, intense colour laydown and outstanding lightfastness
60 POLYCHROMOS ARTISTS’ PASTELS
Highly pigmented pastels for details and shading of larger areas
60 PITT ARTIST PENS BRUSH
Lightfast India ink pen with flexible brush nib
13 PITT ARTIST PENS FINELINER
Lightfast India ink pen for detailed drawings
3 PITT ARTIST PENS METALLIC
Lightfast India ink pen with high opacity even on dark paper
12 CASTELL 9000
The classic graphite pencil for writing, drawing and sketching
5 CASTELL 9000 JUMBO
Extra thick 5.3 mm graphite lead for quick sketches
5 GRAPHITE AQUARELLE PENCILS
For preliminary sketches and watercolour painting
4 PITT GRAPHITE CRAYONS
Rich and intense graphite laydown for large-scale work
1 WATERCOLOUR BRUSH
French workmanship with high fibre density for perfect water absorption
1 DUAL SHARPENING BOX CASTELL 9000
Titanium plated jumbo knife for better sharpening performance
1 DUAL METAL SHARPENER
For colour pencils
1 KNEADABLE ART ERASER
To correct or lighten charcoal and pastel works
1 ART ERASER DUST-FREE
For non smudging, clean and soft erasing
1 SHARPENING KNIFE
For graphic corrections and the sharpening of artists’ pencils
1 SANDPAPER BLOCK
Fine and coarse-grained sandpaper for delicate sharpening functions
1 CLIC&GO WATERCUP
Practical folding mechanism for storage and transport.
ART & GRAPHIC
This product line enjoys a high reputation with artists as well as designers of all types. Famous artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka and Neo Rauch have appreciated or are still appreciating the vast selection of colour nuances, as well as the quality promise of this product line, which has remained unchanged to this day: The high-quality pigments guarantee unsurpassed light-fastness and colour brilliance – for works that will stand the test of time.
What amuses me while drawing is the fact to draw. To me, drawing is like breathing and writing. These are things that almost relax me.
The KARLBOX is a unique homage to Karl Lagerfeld as well as an expression of the symbiosis between artist and tool; a special tribute to the inexhaustible creative power of designers, without whom our world would be without shape or colour.
It is a valuable item, a timeless and luxurious case that Faber-Castell and KARL LAGERFELD want to offer as a limited edition that is numbered and which comes with a certificate of authenticity.
THE TOP TIER
Basics first – the top tier is filled with artists’ graphite pencils CASTELL 9000 in the standard- and jumbo version as well as PITT GRAPHITE CRAYONS in various degrees of hardness. The watersoluble GRAPHITE AQUARELLE is perfect for preliminary sketches and watercolour paintings. The lightfast India ink PITT ARTIST PENS FINELINER are ideal for detailed drawings. ACCESSORIES as a watercolour brush, sharpeners, erasers and a watercup are finishing off the assortment of high quality art materials.
Each of the six drawers contains the fully watersoluble ALBRECHT DÜRER ARTISTS’ WATERCOLOUR PENCILS of unsurpassed lightfastness and colour brilliance as well as the POLYCHROMOS ARTISTS’ COLOUR PENCILS with their smooth, intense colour laydown and outstanding lightfastness. In completion of the colour world there are the highly pigmented POLYCHROMOS ARTISTS’ PASTELS for detailed drawing and shading of larger areas. Moreover the lightfast and odorless India ink PITT ARTIST PENS are included. All drawers can be pulled out of the box. They have a space-saving deployment mechanism for a convenient and comfortable removing of the drawing instruments.
The KARLBOX is a Limited Edition of 2.500 Pieces Worldwide.
Every Box Comes with a Serial Number Plate and a Certificate of Authenticity.
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