Faber-Castell’s KARLBOX, A Luxurious Karl Lagerfeld-Branded Art Kit

faber castell's KARLBOX

When it comes to art supplies, Karl Lagerfeld and Faber-Castell’s KARLBOX has got to up there on the wish list of many an illustrator or artist. The fashion icon’s branded special edition, 350 piece art supply kit, is limited to 2500 worldwide with a price tag of $2,850.

Faber-Castell’s KARLBOX

The collection is housed in packaging inspired by a Chinese Wedding Chest

Faber-Castell’s KARLBOX is an exclusive creative and craftsmanship with Chanel creative director, fashion icon, design legend and photographer Karl Lagerfeld.

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.


It 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. 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.


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.

Everything in the chest:
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.

The KARLBOX is a limited edition of 2,500 pieces worldwide.
Every box comes with a serial number plate and a certificate of authenticity.

The KARLBOX is already sold out on Karl’s site, but is available at Faber-Castell stores and other premium art supply stores.

KARLBOX by Faber Castell

all info, images and video courtesy of Faber-Castell and Karl Lagerfeld