Brad Pitt is one busy guy!
On the heels of his ad campaign for Chanel, the movie star and dad of six has launched his latest endeavor, and it has nothing to do with a movie set!
According to Architectural Digest, Pitt has teamed up with furniture maker Frank Pollaro to create a collection of art deco-style furnishings, many of them incorporating that all-important "single line." The sleek furniture collection -- set to be unveiled Nov. 13 - 15 in New York -- includes pieces such as a cocktail table, club chairs, and a marble bathtub for two! (Wonder who he'll share that one with!) You can check out a slideshow of Pitt's designs here.
While the actor stopped short of labeling himself a furniture designer ("Let's not get ahead of ourselves," he told the magazine), it's no secret that he's long been an architecture buff with a passion for design.
Meanwhile, as Brad soaks in that double tub, check out a few of the more unlikely celeb furniture collections that have launched.
She makes a mean Lady's Brunch Burger, but can celeb chef Paula Deen cook up a furniture line? According to Furniture Today, the Food Network star has had a contract with Universal Furniture since 2009 and recently introduced her new Paula Deen Kids line. (The pieces were inspired by her casual Southern style and by her grandkids, nieces, and nephews.) Deen's grownup furniture line features living room, bedroom, and dining room pieces, with nature-inspired prints and vintage-looking hardware. During a recent appearance at an Ohio showroom, Deen said, "I'm so much more than just the kitchen!"
Who wants to be a millionaire? Or at least pretend to live one? "Celebrity Apprentice" star and real estate mogul Donald Trump was fired up when he debuted his luxurious line, Trump Home, a collection that features furniture, mattresses, lighting, bedding and decorative accessories. Trump famously said his furniture line "offers consumers a tangible way to experience the luxurious Trump lifestyle for themselves…even if they can't afford millions for one of my properties." The mogul generously added, "Now the public cannot only wear my clothes, they can sit on my couch." Gee, thanks.
Grammy award winner? Check. Clothing designer? Check. Designer of hip-hip inspired glasses for Louis Vuitton? Check. Rapper/record producer/fashion icon Pharrell Williams has done it all -- including a furniture line, which debuted in France. According to Art Info, one of Williams' most talked-about pieces in his limited-edition furniture collection with with French manufacturer Domeau & Pérès was the Perspective chair, a molded plastic seat that depicted male and female legs in a provocative position. The singer said of his inspiration for the piece: "I wanted to know what it was like to be in love."
Pop star Justin Timberlake may have just married Jessica Biel, but he's got plenty of other projects on his plate as well. The singer's Homemint collection recently hit the pages of Elle Decor. Timberlake teamed up with interior designer Estee Stanley for the line, which boasts designs with a European flair. The singer told the magazine, "I like very clean, almost modern architecture, and the obstacle with something like that is making it extremely warm, because it doesn't naturally lend itself to that. With everything we do together, we try to get the juxtaposition right. To make pieces and rooms that are multifaceted, that blend different genres of architecture and design."
And talk about a spicy collection! In 2007 the '90's girl group The Spice Girls were in talks with a Norwegian furniture design company to produce a line of "modern woman" brand furniture for the home. According to UK's The Guardian, a source said: "As well as tasteful animal prints, floral wallpaper and patterned lampshades, the plan is to extend the modern, uber-cool range to include luxurious mirrors in every color of the rainbow." We've yet to find evidence that said collection ever came to fruition, though. Too bad, because who wouldn't want to own a Scary sofa?
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