Brad Pitt's fame can be divided into three equal parts at this point: his on-screen roles, of course, his personal life and long-term relationship with Angelina Jolie, and his unabashed, outspoken love of architecture and design. He's taken an active role in renovating the homes within his sizable real estate portfolio over the years, at one point commissioning a wine cellar from Frank Gehry, whom the actor would eventually enlist for his Katrina-relief nonprofit Make It Right.
Anyway, Pitt, much like the Justin Timberlakes before him, has recently focused his energies on home products and is gearing up to launch a collection of Deco furniture with New Jersey firm Pollaro. "I've been doodling ideas for buildings and furniture since the early 1990s, when I first discovered [Charles Rennie] Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright," he tells Architectural Digest. "Actually, I found Wright in college, when looking for a lazy two-point credit to get out of French. It forever changed my life." Pitt is "bent on quality to an unhealthy degree" and thought the collaboration "could be fun," churning out a dozen limited-edition pieces, including a tables, chairs and a bed, that "incorporate the idea of a single line." Made from materials such as tropical hardwood, nickel, glass, Statuario Venato marble, and 24K gold, the collection is "about craftsmanship, about classicism, about modernism," Frank Pollaro says. The Arch Digest writeup doesn't include price specifics, but it lets slip that a chair might cost $45,000 as-is. Yowzers. The line launches Nov. 11.