Alexander Wang for Poltrona Frau
The designer launches luxury furniture with the Italian brand
From the sound of it, Alexander Wang is working himself to the bone. In addition to running his own label, heading Balenciaga as creative director, and collaborating with H&M, he’s has recently designed furniture for Italian luxury brand Poltrona Frau. The three-piece collection consists of two opulent brass-footed beanbags (one in black shearling and the other in leather) and an antique trunk-style bar cabinet that reveals shiny brass shelves on the inside (and swivels like luggage). The collection which will be released in February, has come two years after the Italian brand initially courted Wang for the collaboration.
In a chat with Wall Street Journal he revealed that after designing his flagship store (opened Feb, 2011) and New York City apartment, he developed an interest in exotic finishes and the work of 20th century furniture designers Karl Springer and Milo Baughman. “Over the last 10 years, furniture is where my interest has really evolved. When I started working in fashion, I always had an idea of an environment in my head, but how to actualise it, and what the references meant, that’s new,” he said.
Now you can finally buy that $8,000 beanbag you’ve always wanted to.
Photographs: Clement Pascal/Wall Street Journal