Archinect - News 2014-09-01T10:45:49-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/61247516/editor-s-picks-289 Editor's Picks #289 Nam Henderson 2012-11-12T14:42:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:07:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6u/6uawbwx7os2l46lw.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>News</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60787876/brad-pitt-is-now-a-furniture-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> Architectural Digest interviewed Brad Pitt about his recently announced collection designed in collaboration with furnituremaker Frank Pollaro</a>. <strong>mdler</strong> believed "<em>you can tell the influence of Gehry in a few of his pieces</em>&rdquo; but <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> commented "<em>These belong to &lsquo;Italian&rsquo; furniture store in your neighborhood...I agree with Xenakis that he should bite the bullet and go to design school for few years. He could even have home schooling but better he learns like the rest of the design students</em>".</p> <p> <strong>ObjectThinking</strong> wanted to get honest "<em>The title of this post is disingenuous. If you read the linked article from Architectural Digest Pitt states that his input was fairly minimal...Frank Pollaro clearly deserves most of the &lsquo;credit&rsquo; for what was produced...The pity is that companies who should be engaging really talented designers choose to snag untrained celebrities and get them to &lsquo;art direct&rsquo; or &lsquo;curate&rsquo; things in the knowledge that the big names will shift units</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/ei00omve23p5j5d5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60837791/frank-lloyd-wright-s-david-house-sold-saved" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Seattl...</a></p>