Brad Pitt, the furniture designer. Now, that’s something I never imagined I’d write about. Architectural Digest interviewed Brad Pitt about joining designer Frank Pollaro in furniture collection of Art Deco inspiration.
It might just be that the terrible Brad Pitt Chanel commercial is still fresh in my memory, but somehow learning that Brad Pitt is a furniture designer isn’t that appealing at all. What happened with this guy, it’s like the Chanel commercial ruined Brad Pitt for women. Hopefully, it’s just temporary.
Architectural Digest has interviewed Brad Pitt about his new venture in the world of furniture design. “I’ve been doodling ideas for buildings and furniture since the early 1990s, when I first discovered Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright” Brad Pitt told the magazine. “Actually, I found Wright in college, when looking for a lazy two-point credit to get out of French. It forever changed my life” the actor gushed.
It was Frank Pollaro who pushed Brad Pitt into furniture design. Architectural Digest writes that Frank Pollaro saw Brad Pitt’s sketchbook when he visited the actor to install a reproduction Ruhlmann desk. “I asked him, ‘Why don’t we make some of this stuff real?” Frank Pollaro told the actor. “Brad said he thought that could be fun”.
Frank Pollaro and Brad Pitt spent “seven to ten hours” in meetings discussing which of the actor’s “thousands” ideas should they produce. “We talk about design, about materials, about craftsmanship, about classicism, about modernism. He has a respect for the masters of design” Pollaro said of the actor.
Brad Pitt’s first furniture collection will be displayed next week in New York. Designer Frank Pollaro is joining Brad Pitt for his first furniture “runway” show with 45 of his own works. Brad Pitt’s first furniture collection features “about a dozen pieces- tables, chairs, and one rather fantastic bed” reads Architectural Digest on the actor’s new venture in design.
The bed designed by Brad Pitt features “a lustrous tropical-hardwood frame that extends from its gently curved headboard, along the floor, to a graceful arc that ends in a cantilevered bench capable of seating, one imagines, the entire Jolie-Pitt clan”. Maybe Brad Pitt’s Chanel commercial could work better for furniture.