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SITTING PRETTY: Karl Lagerfeld’s latest collaboration, a series of abstract photos for furniture maker Cassina, will be “the first step in a series of cultural activities born from the collaboration,” according to the Italian firm.

It is the first time Lagerfeld has collaborated with a furniture brand for a photographic project, and his images reinterpret iconic pieces by internationally renowned designers and architects over the Italian house’s 85-year history.

Cassina has worked with the likes of Le Corbusier, Franco Albini and Charles Rennie Mackintosh over the years. “Each photograph emphasizes a silhouette, the elegance of particular finishes, the luxury of a detail and the seduction of the materials,” Cassina brand director Gianluca Armento said.

The photos will be presented exclusively at Cassina’s Paris showroom from Jan. 31 to March 10 next year, just after the end of the fall 2013 ready-to-wear shows.

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