15 November 2012

Designed by Brad Pitt. Built by Pollaro.

Actor, Brad Pitt, has taken to designing furniture. According to the new Pitt Pollaro website, " In 2008, Brad Pitt commissioned a custom desk from Pollaro Custom Furniture. Frank Pollaro personally delivered the desk to Brad’s chateau in the south of France. During the installation, Brad and Frank found that they had a common passion for furniture and fine details. They discussed design history and their appreciation of materials, old and new. Most importantly, they shared a commitment to perfection.

Over a four-year development period, driven by their common vision of unequalled quality, Brad and Frank created the Pitt-Pollaro collection. Designed by Pitt, built by Pollaro. They dedicated hundreds of hours to meetings where Brad’s vision of design was balanced with Pollaro’s legendary craftsmanship. Prototypes were created, revised and recreated until Brad was satisfied with every detail of the design, and Pollaro was confident of the comfort and integrity of each piece. Every piece in the Pitt-Pollaro collection is hand crafted. All are limited editions and are numbered and signed by both Pitt & Pollaro. Since all of these pieces are custom made, the client may have input as to the materials and finishes that fit their decorative taste and complement the remaining furniture in the room."

Shown above is the High and Lows Cabinet. Designed by Pitt and built by Pollaro, this cabinet, is a custom made piece made of Ceylon Satinwood with a Macassar Ebony lacquer. It is a stunning study in geometry and unlike anything I have seen before. The dining table, known as the Long Run Table, shown below, is made from one unique exotic wood slab with a dynamic base. The table has a hand-oiled finish and is being produced in a limited number of nine, (9) pieces.