Made to order
Gwyneth Paltrow’s obsession with designing comes as no surprise as she does it all, act, cook, write and sing. After marrying Chris Martin, from the band Coldplay, she helped in the architecture and the interior design of their two London houses with the help of his brother, Al Martin. After launching her own lifestyle website Goop, she also designs her own furniture and table collections.
Writing on wood
Actor Brad Pitt is not new to the world of architecture. He has collaborated with Frank Gehry to build homes in New Orleans. The 49-year old has now partnered with US furniture designer, Frank Pollaro. “I’m drawn to furniture design as complete architecture on a minor scale,” Pitt has said. ‘‘I am obsessively bent on quality, to an unhealthy degree,” he recently told the media. The actor is said to be influenced by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow Rose, drawn with a continuous line. His current design comprises a number of tables and chairs, a double bath and a vast ocean liner of a bed.
Room of his own
Besides a rocker, songwriter and an actor, 48-year old Lenny Kravitz can add the title ‘designer’ to the list. He took up his childhood dream, which was designing his own room, and turned the idea into a design company of his own, called Kravitz
Design. Based out of New York, his furniture designs have made their way from Miami to Dubai. He creates tables, chairs and garden furniture.
Bits and pieces
Is there something he cannot do? Justin Timberlake, a former boy band charmer-turned solo singer-turned actor, has stepped into role of interior designer. The actor, in collaboration with decorator Estee Stanley, has launched his new line, Home Mint. While furniture is the main focus, the two designers have also come up with a plethora of unique items, from funky throw pillows to eclectic artwork.
Two to tango
Besides her clothing and jewellery,
award-winning actress, Jane Seymour,
best known for her role in Bond movie
Live and Let Die and the romantic
science fiction Somewhere in Time, also designs home accessories and furniture. Her furniture line called AICO brings forth a line that she has been working on with furniture designer Michael Amini. His designs are simple, elegant and controlled. The two have successfully created a look that is functional. And to add to all this, the 62-year-old actress also sells silk floral arrangements.