Lenny Kravitz, the Grammy-winning rocker and style icon, has created a 20-piece capsule collection of eclectic, glam furnishings for CB2. The collection, named CB2 x Kravitz Design by Lenny Kravitz, debuted last week in stores and online. It includes lighting, wall accents, furniture, pillows and rugs in the price range of $35 to $1,099.
“Our goal was to create a collection of pieces based on my personal style and the things that have inspired me throughout my travels,” Kravitz said. The look is Studio 54 New York City glamour with a laid-back, California vibe. “The collection crosses many different styles and environments, but everything is inspired by comfort … feeling good in your environment.”
If anyone can pull the opposite ’70s genres of hippy-rocker chic and global, high-fashion style into a signature, cohesive look, it’s him. The pieces are authentically Kravitz and will most likely end up accessorizing his homes, too. In a press release, he said that he designed the items with his homes in Brazil, Paris and the Bahamas in mind.
In the collection, silver and brass metallics mix with earthy walnut veneers, sheepskin and leather. Let’s take a look at some of the pieces.
The Ya Ya Coffee Table comes in white lacquer with a removable walnut veneer serving tray. The table is designed to be a “built-in bar to host bottle service or a hiding spot for remotes, magazines and clutter.”
The Topanga Corner Bar in walnut veneer, named after the bohemian weekend-getaway favorite of artists and musicians in Los Angeles, is inspired by speaker cabinets in Kravitz’s Bahamas home. He says the space-saving piece “feels substantial without being overwhelming.”
Kravitz Design chose the dhurrie-style larger wool weave for the Reflect 20″ Pillow because “the texture softens the edges of the bold graphic for a more natural look.”
The Changes Rug in hand-tufted wool was inspired by a Kravitz favorite: op art. Kravitz Design “wanted the rug to feel soft and dense with a luxe pile that keeps the pattern bold and sharp.”
Kravitz has always been involved in all details of the design process of his homes. His gorgeous and uber-cool cribs have been featured in international design magazines as well as here at Freshome.
Design was always a passion and a hobby for Kravitz. In 2003, he added the title of CEO and lead designer of his own firm, Kravitz Design Inc. In a 2005 New York Times interview, he said, “[Design] was something I did on the side, in between albums and tours. But how many houses can I buy and sell? How many times can I change one house that I’ve lived in? I want to do interiors, furniture.”
In the past decade, Kravitz has designed commercial interiors, residential spaces, luxury hotel suites for the SLS Las Vegas and the “Casino Royale” chandelier (shown above) for Swarovski.
He also reinterpreted Philippe Starck’s iconic Mademoiselle chair for Kartell.
The CB2 collection is his first mainstream project, and we hope it’s not his last. We all need a little rock-star chic in our lives.