November 12, 2012

Brad Pitt Designs

An actor, director, humanitarian, husband to Angelina Jolie, and a father to six you can add add a furniture designer to his resume.

It's about time that Brad Pitt came up with his own pieces of furniture! I don't really understand, why so many people - [and especially the press] - were surprised to learn that Brad Pitt designs himself. It shouldn't be, really, news, because it's been mentioned many times in the last few years that Brad Pitt loves a good design and has been collecting furniture pieces from around the world for a while now. It was just a matter of time since he started to design himself, and probably, he's been already designing for a few years down at his French ch√Ęteau.

Pitt has been actively participating in the restoration and rebuilding of New Orleans after the hurricane already, and now...he's also designing furniture in collaboration with frank Pollaro - a New Jersey-based design firm known for their Art Deco reproductions.

Well, obviously, the pieces designed by Pitt are not cheap, but that doesn't stop us from taking a look at them. There are only nine pieces made and they will be unveiled in NYC tomorrow, November 13.

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"I've been doodling ideas for buildings and furniture since the early 1990s, when I first discovered [Charles Rennie] Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright," says Pitt, 48, in a new interview with Architectural Digest. "Actually, I found Wright in college [at the University of Missouri], when looking for a lazy two-point credit to get out of French. It forever changed my life."

Well, I can definitely see a lot of Art Deco influence.Ok, let's look at a few of those nine designs.

The bed - it's definitely a Super King Size and the functionality of it is rather peculiar. On one hand, I see the user-friendliness of it: it has a very modern look to it, but at the same time, it's rather old-schoolish and looks a bit like an interior of a very expensive private jet, minus the King Size bed...

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Now, these two desks: they are very similar to each other, only one is - round, the other one is - rectangular. They're definitely very modern and can serve as a dining table slash an office desk. I can totally see it at a minimalist designer's office. Say, in Stockholm? The round like I'd really like for my own apartment...that is, if I had space for it.

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And, of course - the chair...Here I'd be a bit argumentative, because as much as I like the smoothness and roundness of the chair and the modern look of it, this is not something I'd like to sit in as it does not look as a comfortable chair. This is definitely for the decoration purposes only, although, I could picture it in a lobby of a very high tech, modern, innovative agency...

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And what do you think about Pitt's furniture pieces? Now, let's hear how the media translates the message to the audience...

Do I hear that you can only buy his furniture at the high-end stores? Duhh, what did you expect, IKEA?


The media is definitely buzzing about Pitt's designs, are you?

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