Monumental yet forward looking, the building’s broad facade and strong lines give it a powerful presence. Capping off the structure is an intimate tower room with beautiful views over Amsterdam. Inside, the baroque ballroom is a well kept secret, surrounded by light open plan offices. Like a ‘zonnewijser’ or sundial, the round marble staircase radiates out onto all floors. The Zonnewijser will become Karl Lagerfeld’s headquarters. It is currently undergoing extensive renovations, with a careful focus on preserving its unique architecture and characteristics whilst transforming it into a dynamic and sustainable working hub. A similar mix of classic and modern stands at the heart of the Karl Lagerfeld brand. Over 150 Karl Lagerfeld employees are scheduled to move into the Zonnewijser in Spring 2019.