Lenny Kravitz Gives a Classic Philippe Starck Design the Rock Star Treatment at the Milan Furniture Fair

A fur-covered Mademoiselle armchair, designed by Lenny Kravitz and Philippe Starck
(Courtesy Kartell)

Rockstar Lenny Kravitz proved his acting chops in 2009's "Precious," and more recently in this year's "Hunger Games," but his third talent has managed to stay largely under the radar. Surprise! It's furniture design. And Kravitz's lesser-known hobby is taking the stage at Milan's flagship Kartell store during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the world's most important design fair. 

The Kravitz Design team, in operation since 2003, took French industrial icon Philippe Starck's classic Mademoiselle chair for Kartell, normally so prim and lady-like, and re-upholstered them in python skin, fur, and leather. It was the classic rock and roll makeover, not unlike what they did to Sandra D. in "Grease." The revamped, rocked-out new collection of six is on view through April 22. 

To see the "Kartell Goes Rock" collection, click the slide show