Vale, Karl Lagerfeld

Our interview with the fashion icon still provides beautiful insight

A true icon of fashion, Karl Lagerfeld, has passed away at 85 years old. Wildly influential, German-born Lagerfeld began his career in the industry after winning a design competition in 1955—a victory that allowed him to become Pierre Balmain’s assistant. During the ’60s he worked with Fendi and Chloe, but it was as creative director of Chanel (from 1983 until his death) that he was best …

Industrial Waste as a Resource

More than recycling or upcycling, designers like Sophie Rowley, Mieke Meijer and Jorge Penadés use garbage, scraps and waste as a resource that can be molded into new materials. From Penadés’ reconstituted leather to wood made from newspaper (the work of Meijer, called NewspaperWood), brands like Hermès and Peugeot are tapping these materials for beautiful products. Read more about our material age—one of transition and reclamation—at T: The …

Best of CH 2018: Interviews + Studio Visits

Discussions, drop-ins and dialogue with artists, designers, entrepreneurs and more

Throughout the year (and as with previous years) some of our favorite experiences have been conversations with artists, designers, inventors and thinkers of all kinds. The insights gleaned and stories told are invaluable, and the team at CH relishes in the opportunity to share them. Whenever someone is gracious enough to invite us into their workspace, even more is discovered. From the space itself (and all …