Lenny Kravitz: ‘I furnished my home with street trash’

Lenny Kravitz: 'I furnished my home with street trash'
Lenny Kravitz

Rocker Lenny Kravitz picked via rubbish on New York Metropolis sidewalks to furnish his first house.

The Are You Gonna Go My Way hitmaker launched his personal design agency, Kravitz Design, over a decade in the past, however his lust for well-crafted objects peaked when he was broke and searching for furnishings within the 1980s.

“After I did my first record and I had my first place, I couldn’t actually afford to get what I needed,” he tells Billboard. “I might discover issues on the road. Individuals in New York have been at all times placing out couches and chairs and tables. You’d see stuff on the sidewalk that wealthy people have been placing on the market. It was s**t that was nonetheless respectable. You’d convey it house and then you definately’d customise it, repurpose it. Make it completely different. That’s how I began after which it simply grew from there.”

Lenny and his crew at Kravitz Design have taken on a number of fascinating tasks through the years, however changing into knowledgeable designer wasn’t one thing he ever imagined he’d develop into, regardless of his curiosity in stunning objects.

“Kravitz Design formally began in 2003, but it surely had been happening lengthy earlier than that,” the musicians explains, “I simply hadn’t opened up an workplace but. I had at all times been into design aesthetics with out actually realizing about it. Rising up, I used to be at all times conscious of my surroundings. My environment. The way in which I might do my room, the way in which I knew it will make me really feel. I used to be a child, however I might do it my approach. The music. The lights.”

Lenny’s Kravitz Design portfolio is expansive and his work continues to broaden into new realms.

“Now we have grown into an organization,” he smiles. “We’re doing condominium buildings, accommodations, furnishings, carpets, equipment, lighting. Wallpaper. There’s a group of door handles we simply did. Graphic arts. Every kind of issues. And likewise, personal houses. I get pleasure from it as a lot as making music.”

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