Karl Lagerfeld marches to a different drum and has always done things his way. This is the home of an avid reader, no doubt, but after taking a close look at a the photos one would hope that he doesn't live in an earthquake zone.
Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld
does things differently than the rest of us—even with something as
ordinary as a bookshelf. The creative director of Fendi and Chanel has a
massive collection of publications that stack from the floor to the
ceiling. Although we've previously seen some impressive solutions for
displaying a large library, Lagerfeld manages to be unconventional
without overthinking it: he simply stacks the hundreds of books
horizontally rather than vertically.
Lagerfeld’s rows and rows of books line the walls of his home,
requiring a catwalk to access the upper parts of the stacks. Because of
their landscape orientation, he doesn’t have to tilt his head to read
the titles, meaning he can breeze towards the book that he really wants.
The horizontal piling looks dramatic, especially paired with the
minimalist decor and modern furniture. It does, however, present a
logistical issue: if Lagerfeld wants a book on the bottom of the stack,
he has to pull it out against the weight of what’s on top. This minor
inconvenience, however, seems like a small price to pay for an