Kenzo Takdada is making a comeback in the design world with the K3 lifestyle brand - instead of fashion, the Japanese star designer now offers high-quality interiors
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Author: July Becker
- Kenzo founder, Kenzo Takdada, launched a new interior brand under the name K3
- K3 includes furniture, wallpaper and ceramics as well as textiles and carpets
- Dualism of Japanese and Western influences
Kenzo has launched K3 (K 三), a lifestyle brand for luxurious and timeless interiors. Kenzo Takada said goodbye to the fast-paced fashion world over 21 years ago. The Japanese, who is French at heart, is now retiring and is returning with a proud 81 with a new collection. Now no longer as a fashion designer, but as an interior designer. In recent years, the Japanese has built his new lifestyle brand called K3.
Kenzo Takada, Jonathan Bouchet Manheim & Engelbert Honorat (Source & Copyright by K3)
K3 combines Western and Japanese design influences
The number three is written in Japanese characters with three horizontal lines and thus embodies the intercultural ambitions of the company: K 三. On the one hand, it alludes to the dualism of Japanese and Western influences, which can be found in the K3 products. Japanese minimalist and pure, but with luxurious and colorful materials. The name also refers to the international team at K3: Kenzo Takada brought Jonathan Bouchet Manheim on board as Managing Partner and Engelbert Honorat as Creative Assistant.
With the lifestyle brand K3, Kenzo ventures into timeless interior design
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The designer found particular impetus for his new Kenzo Lifestyle collection in the fact that he said he retired too early. However, he has finally finished with the fashion world. With his new interior brand, he now wants to design things that are more timeless than clothing. Extraordinary designs of high craftsmanship in the spirit of the "Art de Vivre" - French way of life. The K3 collection includes three themes, which are mainly reflected in the color combination:
- "Shogun": black and white in the foreground
- "Sakura": pastel tones and gold colors
- "Maiko": striking red and pink tones.
Whether furniture, wallpaper, ceramics, carpets, bed linen or household and bath textiles. Over 3 pieces are sold via the KENZO Lifestyle Collection K300. While a lot has already been presented at the Maison et Objet in Paris, the opening of several showrooms in Milan, New York and London is to follow.