Lenny Kravitz is one talented guy. Having made his name as a singer and actor, Kravitz turned his eye to style in 2003 when he opened his own business, Kravitz Design Inc. In that business Kravitz has built a name for himself as an interior designer/decorator. He has designed his own line of Swarovski chandeliers and created luxury penthouses for the SLS Hotel in South Beach.
It was those penthouses that caught the eye of 'The Queen Latifah Show' producer Jada Pinkett Smith. After seeing his work, she asked Kravitz to design the show's set, and Kravitz took the job eagerly. It seemed like an excellent way to showcase his talent in a new way.
"If I scan through daytime talk-show sets, I don't find much inspiring design," Kravitz told The Hollywood Reporter. He claims he gleaned his inspiration for the set from design greats Frank Lloyd Wright, Zaha Hadid, artist Karl Springer, and Queen Latifah himself. He also chose much of his look based on the mod decor used in the 1960s and 1970s, which features neutral colors and clean lines.
For those hoping to see Kravitz turn his eye to more wearable designs, you won't have to wait long. Kravitz announced last year that he plans to turn his company into a lifestyle design, similar to Ralf Lauren.