Lenny Kravitz was already a music superstar when he founded Kravitz Design in 2003. Now he’s bringing his unusual combination of talents to home retailer CB2 with his earthy 20-piece collection that invokes 1970s clubs and California cool.
The collaboration is the first foray into furniture for Kravitz Design, a New York firm that has been specializing in commercial and residential work and branding. Sheepskin cushions, shag rugs, oversize brass lamps and flame-stitch pillows are part of the boho look. The Topanga Bar ($749), a sleek minimalist piece made of walnut, is designed to fit in a tight corner of an urban space. The Ya Ya Coffee Table ($699) is a white lacquer piece with a round wood tray on top that slides open to reveal storage for remotes or tequila.
Kravitz’s homes in Brazil, the Bahamas and Paris inspired the CB2 collection, which launches Oct. 1 (a short preview period ends Sept. 16 at www.cb2.com).
Kravitz was not available for interviews. But in a statement, he said: “Our goal was to create a collection of pieces based on my personal style and the things that have inspired me through my travels.”