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Brad Pitt: Luxury Furniture Designer?

November 17th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

Brad Pitt Luxury Furniture Designer

Brad Pitt Luxury Furniture Designer:  this bed is built with rare tropical rainforest wood and leather from stingray skin.  I’m with Loryn:  “who’s ever heard of sting ray leather?”

Looking for luxury furniture?  Maybe you’re in luck.  Are you a Brad Pitt fan?  I liked the Oceans movies and Seven Years in Tibet.  I’ll admit Brad’s easy on the eyes but a lot of his movies are over the top in action and violence so I don’t watch them.  Thus I really don’t know how good an actor he is.  Mostly what I know of Brad Pitt is from reading the covers of tabloids while waiting in the checkout line at Price Chopper. He seems like a pretty busy guy, doesn’t he?  Glamorous mega movie star, Chanel Ad Guy, Mr Angelina Jolie, world famous director and producer, humanitarian, political and environmental activist.  Not to mention father of 6 children.

Why is Brad Pitt Designing Luxury Furniture?

And now he’s adding furniture designer to his workload.  Go figure.  Is he bored?  Does he need money?  I wonder what is it that would compel him to add another career to his seemingly colossal workload… and by the way he’s adamant that this isn’t just a case of putting his name on someone else’s work.  He says it’s all him.  Whatever.

Anyway, seeing (at least from the headlines) that Brad’s a passionate environmentalist, I assumed he took up luxury furniture design to lead the rich and famous into a greener, more socially responsible direction.  He’s probably using recycled plastic, reclaimed barnwood and natural materials for his eco friendly, minimalist furniture designs, right?

Well, not exactly. Let’s see… he’s got a a bed built with rare tropical rainforest wood and leather from sting ray skin; a white Italian marble bathtub, built for two and shaped like someone’s derriere; a glass top table with a 24-karat gold-plated base and a $45,000 molded white plastic arm chair trimmed with fake fur.

Did you even know there was such a thing as sting ray skin leather?  Who buys this kind of stuff anyway?

Now I don’t want to criticize Brad Pitt.  I realize everyone’s idea of home decor doesn’t include natural, eco-friendly wooden furniture like the stuff Vermont is famous for.  But for someone who professes to be so altruistic, I feel like he might be missing the mark a bit.

What do you think?  Would you want to have any of Brad’s luxury furniture designs in your home?  Here’s what one observer said about his prolific talents:  “Is there anything Brad Pitt can’t do?  Answer: Yes, design furniture.”  Let us know your thoughts on our Facebook.


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We hope Caitlin's article, "How We Saved Our Luxury Furniture Business By Selling to Middle America" will help other entrepreneurs when they're exploring options to keep their businesses growing during tough times.  It's always a work in progress for us and we're thankful for the inspiration we constantly get get from our customers and our mission.

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