American Express Centurion Black Card Redesigned
The Centurion Card from American Express comes with a $10,000 initiation fee and an additional $5,000 annual membership fee. It might not be as exclusive as the Dubai First Royale MasterCard, but it is not a card for everyone either. The card is often known as the Amex Black Card. It offers a personal concierge and $2,000 in Amex Travel credits among many other perks.
Now that iconic black card has been redesigned. The card is getting special design updates and wearable technology in collaboration with architect Rem Koolhaas, artist Kehinde Wiley and Prada.
Rem Koolhaas is a Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, the founder of OMA Design Group, and is seen by many as one of the most significant architects and urbanists of his generation. The Rem Koolhaas x Centurion Art Card uses elements from the Boompjes project, which was a high-profile commission to redevelop a district in Rotterdam, Netherlands which was decimated by bombings during the second world war. That’s the design shown above.
Then there’s the design created by Kehinde Wiley, an American portrait painter based out of New York City who was chosen to paint the official portrait of former U.S president Barack Obama. The Kehinde Wiley x Centurion Art Card incorporates botanical motifs from the artist’s painting of Princess Victoire of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, which is part of his famous An Economy of Grace series dedicated to celebrating African-American women. The portraits feature custom-made couture gowns designed by Riccardo Tisci who was with Givenchy at the time.
And then there’s a third option, which is not actually a credit card at all. Instead you get a Prada Centurion wrist wear. The leather piece is made of scratch-resistant black saffiàno leather and includes a hidden payment chip.
Check out more details about the Centurion Card from American Express.