Fancy a soak in Brad Pitt’s bathtub?

Actor designs luxury furniture range  featuring a bed made of stingray skin, a marble bath shaped like a bottom and a  plastic armchair

  By Martha De Lacey, Daily Mail, 13.11.12

The Pitt: As one half of design team Pitt-Pollarmo, actor Brad Pitt has come up with a 20s-inspired modernist range of furniture

The Pitt: As one half of design team Pitt-Pollarmo,  actor Brad Pitt has come up with a 20s-inspired modernist range of  furniture

Wiggly bookshelves, a bed made of stingray  skin leather, a marble bathtub shaped like a bottom and a plastic  armchair….who lives in a house like this?

Well, you could, if you have a few thousand  pounds handy and fancy using it to kit out your home with a furniture line  designed by Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt.

Angelina Jolie’s beau has somehow found the  time – in between filming and helping to raise the couple’s six children – to  collaborate with designer Frank Pollaro on a limited edition collection of  1920’s-inspired modern pieces.

The Pitt-Pollaro  collection has been in  development for four years, and made its  world premiere in New York City this  week.

The company describe their pieces – each of  which are signedand numbered, and come with a certificate of authenticity – as  ‘designed by Pitt, built by Pollaro’.

The relationship between Pitt and Polllaro  began in 2008 when the actor commissioned a custom desk from Pollaro Custom  Furniture.

The Pitt-Pollaro website explains: ‘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.

‘During their discussion, Frank noticed a  design sketch book on a nearby table. Intrigued by the hundreds of sketches that  Brad had created over a ten-year period, Frank encouraged Brad to allow Pollaro  to transform his drawings into three-dimensions.’ 

The pair began to work together on furniture  designs, and over a four year period created the limited edition collection at  Pitt’s house in France.

The pieces they have created include a marble  bathtub, built for two and shaped like a bottom; a number of glass tables with  complex stainless steel legs; a sloping bed built from wood and leather from  stingray skin; armchairs made from white plastic and fake fur; higgeldy-piggeldy  cabinets

Each piece is numbered and signed by both  Pitt and Pollaro, and more items will be added to the collection as they are  created. The partners are also open to creating custom  commissions.

To view the whole collection or enquire about  purchasing a piece, visit the Pitt-Pollaro website.

 
 
A bath made for two: Shaped like a bottom, this is the marble bath designed by Brad Pitt

A bath made for two: Shaped like a bottom, this is the  marble bath designed by Brad Pitt

 
Sleepy? The Brad Pitt bed is made of ziricote wood with farm raised stingray skins, nickel details and integrated movable bedside tables

Sleepy? The Brad Pitt bed is made of ziricote wood with  farm raised stingray skins, nickel details and integrated movable bedside  tables

 
 
Plastic fantastic: The Pitt-Polermo armchair is made of white polyurethane upholstery
Furry friend: One armchair is made of macassar ebony with patinated bronze accents and short pile synthetic fur upholstery
 

Take a seat: Two armchairs in the collection, one made  from polyurethane, left, and another made from Macassar ebony with patinated  bronze accents short pile synthetic fur, right

 
Shiny: Arc table made from glass and polished stainless steel

Shiny: Arc table made from glass and polished stainless  steel

 

 
Wonky bookshelf: The one-of-a-kind Highs And Lows Unit is made of Ceylon satinwood and Macassar ebony

Wonky bookshelf: The one-of-a-kind Highs And Lows Unit  is made of Ceylon satinwood and Macassar ebony

 
Sharp edges: The glass cocktail table, probably not advised for those with small children

Sharp edges: The glass cocktail table, probably not  advised for those with small children

 
Classy and glassy: The Zeros And Ones table is made of polished type 308 stainless steel and glass

Classy and glassy: The Zeros And Ones table is made of  polished type 308 stainless steel and glass

 
Smart couple: The designer and his fiance, Angelina Jolie, at the Oscars in February

Smart couple: The designer and his fiance, Angelina  Jolie, at the Oscars in February

 

 
The whole Jolie-Pitt family: from left, Zahara, Pax, Maddox, Angelina, Shiloh, Vivienne, Knox and Brad

The whole Jolie-Pitt family: from left, Zahara, Pax,  Maddox, Angelina, Shiloh, Vivienne, Knox and Brad

 

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