As I was reading through Architectural Digest last month, I ran across an advertisement that said Designed by Pitt, so naturally I investigated to see if there truly was a connection between Brad Pitt and this furniture line. Much to my surprise, it was indeed Brad Pitt's furniture line. After I thought about the idea of a celebrity designing furniture, I realized that he likely made a very smart business move. He likely partnered with a very well known furniture designer, who also happened to be extremely talented and tagged his name to the brand. After investigating more, this is what I found out about his line.
What Is Brad Pitt's Furniture Lines' Name?
Brad Pitt teamed up with Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Pierre Chareau, and Paul Dupré-Lafon to design luxurious, American-made furniture. He debuted as a furniture designer aside his well known art deco collaborator, Frank Pollaro. In November of this year, November 13th to be exact, Pitt-Pollaro will reveal their approximately 12 pieces of furniture to the world in NYC. If you want teasers or more details, you can register here.
Does Brad Pitt Really Play A Role In The Design Of Pitt-Pollaro?
When you're rich, you can do anything. Does Brad really contribute to any of the designs for Pitt-Pollaro's furniture line? “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. “Actually, I found Wright in college, when looking for a lazy two-point credit to get out of French. It forever changed my life.” From that moment on, Brad began sketching furniture. Years later, Pollaro was commissioned to install a replica of Rulhmann's desk that Pollaro noticed his sketch book. And that folks...is how Pitt and Pollaro ignited this powerful partnership!
What Can You Expect Pitt-Pollaro's Furniture To Be Like?
You can expect flawlessly beautiful pieces of art deco furniture that's made in the US. Although prices are high, you can help justify spendy pieces by knowing that your furniture is likely limited edition. For example, the long run table (designed by Brad Pitt) only has 8 other brothers that are numbered and signed pieces. Talk about exclusive and worthy of making hefty investment! Rumor has it (ok - it's not rumor) one of their bed designs includes "wispy spirals of 24K gold," so you can only imagine the quality and attention to detail these pieces hold. Pollaro even says that Brad gets "bent on quality to an unhealthy degree."
Alright, my skepticism is washed away. Brad isn't only an amazing actor, super hot, a great father, but he also has a great eye for furniture design! Dang, I thought I had found some sort of descrepency in how hands on he really was in the design of these sleek and sexy pieces of furniture. I am a fan of Pitt-Pollaro! If you're like me, we will be drooling from afar, but it will be oh so fun doing so!