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Fancy pants pencil enthusiasts, rejoice! Come September, you will be able to purchase a collection of Faber-Castell pencils assembed by the granddaddy of luxury design, Karl Lagerfeld, all for the low, low price of roughly $2,825.
According to WWD, which first reported the news, the Karl-approved assortment of sketching supplies will come packaged in a container “inspired by a Chinese wedding chest” and will drop in Faber-Castell and Karl Lagerfeld stores on September 1.
In the same way that Lagerfeld’s collaboration with Coca-Cola on colorful, limited edition Diet Coke packaging sprung from his well-documented love of the no-calorie beverage, WWD notes that the designer has used Faber-Castell pencils for sketching throughout his career.
The real question, though: who exactly is going to buy a $2,825 chest of pencils? If the answer is YOU, please leave your name and a detailed explanation in the comments below.
Update: We reached out to the team at CW Pencil Enterprise in New York to get some more insight on the world of luxury writing materials. As CW’s Caitlin Elgin points out, Faber-Castell is no stranger to this field: its Graf von Faber-Castell wing sells a white gold and diamond-encrusted pencil for $10,000. (CW Pencil Enterprise also sold a sizeable number of its most expensive item, a $516 chrome sharpener, after being featured in the Financial Times’s luxury magazine, How to Spend It.)
Elgin suggests that Lagerfeld’s Faber-Castell chest would have a strong pull with high-end fashion lovers — and, in all likelihood, a mix of fabulously wealthy individuals and pencil lovers.