In the column Collector’s Choice of MODERN Magazine, I have published a conversation I had with Kravitz on his love for design and particularly on his aesthetic choices when collecting objects and design. For over two decades, four times Grammy-Award winner Lenny Kravitz has established himself as a rocker-songwriter-producer superstar. Lately, he has built two other careers: one as a supporting actor in such films as Precious and the Hungry Games, and the other, as an interior designer.
For Kravitz, design is not only a passion, but also an integral part of his lifestyle and cultural agenda. As a longtime design collector who began collecting postwar furniture and objects when the market was in its infancy, Kravitz has developed a personal, expressive, and highbrow style that mirrors his music. Like his eclectic music which incorporates elements of rock, soul, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, and folk, so his design collection consists of contradictory elements: Pop, Brutalistm, Modernism, and Expressionism.