By Zack Jenkins
When most people think Lenny Kravitz, they think rockstar. But at the Salone del Mobile interior design expo in Milan, Kravitz added designer to his repertoire with a modern and masculine take to the classic Mademoiselle chair. He collaborated with Philippe Stark, a French designer known for his sleek designs and innovative materials.
In an interview with Cool Hunting, Kravitz explained that his furniture designs were meant to be playful. The classic Mademoiselle chair has an iconic feminine, sleek design. Kravitz’s designs add faux-fur and reptile patterns.
In addition to his music and design career, Kravitz also does some photography and has added a few reels to his acting career (most recently, in the blockbuster hit Hunger Games).
“I like having different mediums to express myself,” he said. “It all comes from the same place… It’s all about making your environment so comfortable and inspiring and sexy, that you want to be creative.”
Kravitz also explained that he did much of his design work on the road. From a tour bus, backstage, a plane or a hotel, he and his small design team go back and forth on various projects. “I’m always thinking about design and music,” he said.
Kravitz Design Inc., founded in 2003, is currently working on a hotel project in Toronto, bold custom designed wallpapers with Flavor Paper, and recently debuted Paramount Bay, a stylish 47-floor condominium in Miami.
Read more of Kravitz’s interview here.