An NFL-player turned actor, Terry Crews is now an accomplished furniture designer, too.
Inspired by “the idea of modernising ancient Egyptian culture for a contemporary context,” the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor’s first collection was released for “the American brand Bernhardt Design during this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York this May,” reports CNN:
Crews – who says he has been a lifelong artist, always drawing and sketching alongside his various day-jobs – joins the ranks of Yves Béhar, Jaime Hayon, Ross Lovegrove and many other design-world heavyweights as a contributor to Bernhardt’s extensive portfolio of furniture and textile.
Crews also had a few other things to say:
To me, design is about idealization [sic] finding something and improving it until it gets to its best state.
My first sketches were absolutely crazy, because I didn’t really have any furniture design training, but what I discovered was that what my furniture needed was a story, a narrative.
And his final pieces really are something else:
Slick, ne? Here’s a detailed look:
I told you they were sexy.
Here’s that scene from White Chicks, because I know you have been singing it this whole time.
And some of those BOOM moments from the Old Spice commercials:
Furniture design – who saw that coming?
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