Brad Pitt teams up with Frank Pollaro to launch high end furniture line
Frank Pollaro has done wonderful work many families. His craftsmanship, service and attention to detail are the finest. Pollara’s capabilities with regard to complex areas of furniture making are limitless. Frequently, his clients will call him because they are looking for a technique or material that cannot be found anywhere else. Essentially, what he does is everything in the old fashioned way, by hand. Many rare materials such as shagreen or galuchat (stingray skin), goatskin parchment, sheepskin vellum, and other leathers demand specialized procedures that are not necessarily typical in other areas of his craft. Pollaro uses only certified hides and legal antique ivory, and bleached wooly mammoth ivory.
Brad Pitt has a streak of creative genius when it comes to furniture design. Pitt’s collection of doodled designs is hitting the market next week, after months of collaboration with the world famous furniture designer, Frank Pollaro. Pitt has doodled furniture designs since the 1990s. His design influences are Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Brad Pitt and Frank Pollaro started their collaboration with the bed, which is an Art Deco styled bed that took two years to make, and features the frame crafted out of finest quality lustrous tropical-hardwood, along with refinements including nickel trusses to firmly support the king-size mattress, shagreen foot pads, and stylish nickel side tables with silk-under-glass tops. Other of the Mr. Pitt furniture pieces includes an elegant 17-foot-long dining table, an elegant cocktail table, a number of side tables, a few of the club chairs, and even a bathtub for two which has been crafted in Statuario Venato Marble.
The Art-Deco styling should make Brad Pitt’s designs very desirable, despite the high end price tag. The designs are planned to be limited in edition and exclusive. Pitt-Pollaro.com website will debut the designs online, starting November 11. The official launch of the collection will be November 13 through 15 in New York.