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Brad Pitt designs high-end furniture line

Film star Brad Pitt and high-end furniture-maker Frank Pollaro have collaborated on a line of tables, chairs, bathtubs and an exotic bed they will unveil in Manhattan next week.

Pitt, 48, told Architectural Digest he has been "doodling ideas for buildings and furniture since the early 1990s, when I first discovered [Charles Rennie]Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright."

The genesis of the roughly 45 pieces came when the New Jersey-based Pollaro was installing a desk the actor had commissioned years ago. After seeing the Pitt's sketchbook, Pollaro told the magazine: "I asked him, 'Why don't we make some of this stuff real?' "

Pitt said his inspiration "started with my introduction to Mackintosh's Glasgow rose, which is drawn with one continuous line. But for me there is something more grand at play, as if you could tell the story of one's life with a single line -- from birth to death, with all the bloody triumphs and perceived humiliating losses, even boredoms, along the way."

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