Brad Pitt launching a furniture line

Brad Pitt poses at the "Killing Them Softly" photo call during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2012, in Cannes, France. Getty

Brad Pitt's latest role has nothing to do with movies or perfume ads.

The actor and Chanel No. 5 spokesman has teamed up with furniture designer Frank Pollaro to create a line of home furnishings, Architectural Digest reports.

"I've been doodling ideas for buildings and furniture since the early 1990s, when I first discovered [Charles Rennie] Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright," Pitt told the magazine. "Actually, I found Wright in college, when looking for a lazy two-point credit to get out of French. It forever changed my life."

Pitt is no stranger to architecture and design - he also created the Make It Right foundation, which enlists architects to create quality affordable housing in post-Katrina New Orleans.

According to AD, the furniture collection includes a dining table, side tables, club chairs, a marble bathtub for two and a bed with a tropical-hardwood frame, exposed nickel trusses and a built-in cantilevered bench.

Many of the designs "incorporate the idea of a single line," the magazine reports. "That line can be geometric, as in the case of a 17-foot-long wood dining table whose jagged base dramatically zigzags at unexpected angles. Or it can be sinuous, as with a glass-top side table that features a wispy spiraling metal base finished in 24K gold."

The initial designs will be made in numbered quantities or limited production, and will be signed by Pitt and Pollaro.

The collection will be unveiled on Nov. 13-15 in New York. The collaboration also has a website that launches Nov. 11.

But despite the collaboration and its upcoming debut, Pitt was hesitant when asked how he felt about being called a furniture designer.

"Let's not get ahead of ourselves," he said.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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