The recent foray of Hollywood’s enduring heartthrob into the world of furniture design has produced about a dozen pieces – tables, chairs and a bed – designed in collaboration with Frank Pollaro, whose New Jersey-based firm is esteemed for its exquisite reproductions of Art Deco furnishings. The partnership was born out of a shared obsession with quality craftsmanship and, it turns out, fine wine. But Brad’s zeal for architecture and design is longstanding – when Pitt received his first paycheck from his acting career he spent it on a period Craftsman chair and a Frank Lloyd Wright-style lamp. The award-winning actor’s passion is further evidenced by his Make It Right foundation venture, which enlists prominent architects to create quality affordable housing in post-Katrina New Orleans. We caught up with Frank who let us in on the Pitt Pollaro collection’s process.