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In case you haven’t heard, Brad Pitt’s latest role is that of furniture designer. Pitt has long been an architecture enthusiast, and tells Architecture Digest that he has been “doodling ideas for buildings and furniture since the early 1990s, when I first discovered [Charles Rennie] Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright.” Collaborating with custom designer Frank Pollaro, the collection is set to unveil in a private exhitbition in New York from November 13 through November 15. The limited series includes club chairs, dining tables, glass-top side tables, a bathtub for two in Statuario Venato marble, and a king-sized bed with a cantilevered bench, exposed nickel trusses, integrated shagreen footpads. The pieces will be available in a variety of finishes, but a limited number will be manufactured. As for the price, AD states the following:
Though Pollaro declines to discuss specific figures, he notes that his prices are “typically at the highest end of the custom-furnishings scale, and these will be up there, even north of that.” But, he adds, eventually certain pieces may be adapted for larger-scale production, in different materials—a chair in molded plastic, say. “The same chair we charge $45,000 for might sell for a fraction of that,” he says.
Take a sneak peek at a few of the pieces below. Has Pitt found his second calling?
King size bed. Only nine are set to be manufactured.
Marble tub for two.
White patent leather chair.
Side table finished in 24-karat gold.
Dining table with metal finishes.
The bases are composed of one continuous line, which holds different meanings for Pitt. “It started with my introduction to Mackintosh’s Glasgow rose, which is drawn with one continuous line,” he says. “But for me there is something more grand at play, as if you could tell the story of one’s life with a single line.”