Brad Pitt's 12 piece new collection is being presented in New York. Here is the Q+A of him with Architectural Digest.
“AD: Your interest in architecture and furniture design is fairly well known. Are there specific designers or architects whose work has had a particularly significant influence on your designs?
Brad Pitt: I’m drawn to furniture design as complete architecture on a minor scale. When I received my first paycheck from my now known day job, I spent it on a period Craftsman chair and a Frank Lloyd Wright–wannabe lamp. With my second paycheck, I bought a stereo.
AD: How long have you been sketching ideas for furniture, and how did that begin?
BP: The term sketching is crediting me with far too much craft. Let’s say I’ve been doodling ideas for buildings and furniture since the early 1990s, when I first discovered [Charles Rennie] Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright. 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.
AD: Are you designing pieces you want to live with yourself?
BP: That is how this whole thing began. I sought what I believe to be the best craftsman around to make a few things. No more than that. It just so happens Frank and I speak the same language. And we both have a predilection for far too much wine.”
AD: The use of a continuous line—which is particularly evident in the bases for some of your tables—is something that can be seen in quite a few of your designs. What is it about an uninterrupted line that is appealing to you?
BP: I can’t wholly articulate it, but it started with my introduction to Mackintosh’s Glasgow rose, which is drawn with one continuous line. 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—from birth to death, with all the bloody triumphs and perceived humiliating losses, even boredoms, along the way. It’s just a story, in the end, of highs and lows. From beginning to end. But a personal story. And of course if you were to connect those ends, it becomes a continuum.