After his split from Angelina Jolie in September 2016, Brad Pitt had to find a way to get through the breakup. So, to help heal his broken heart and get his mind off of things, he immersed himself in a new hobby – furniture design. The 54-year-old has been working with his longtime designer Frank Pollaro, and new pictures have emerged of the two selecting wood and working on various designs. With new rumors of Pitt dating MIT professor Neri Oxman, is it possible the actor’s new passion has led him to a new love in his life?
Pitt and Pollaro have been working together since 2012, and they recently created a specially commissioned table for a mystery buyer. When they first started collaborating, they worked on about a dozen pieces, including tables, chairs, and a bed. But since his split from Jolie, Pitt’s involvement with his artistic projects has accelerated.
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Pitt and Pollaro first met in 2008 when the actor commissioned a desk from Pollaro Custom Furniture, and when he finished the piece, Pollaro delivered it himself to Pitt’s chateau in the south of France.
“During the installation, Brad and Frank found that they had a common passion for furniture and fine details. They discussed design history and their appreciation of materials, old and new. Most importantly, they shared a commitment to perfection,” they wrote on the Pitt Pollaro website.
When Pollaro discovered Pitt’s sketchbook, the hundreds of sketches intrigued him, and he encouraged the actor to let him transform the drawings into three-dimensions. Pitt agreed, and after going through the sketches, they selected the first pieces of the Pitt-Pollaro collection.
The Fight Club star has been spending up to 15 hours a day in the studio, and once everyone leaves he makes the space his own as he listens to sad songs through the night. Sources say he is a quiet guy who is very humble, and he learns at a fast pace.
Art has been a way for Pitt to get his mind off of his divorce, and he would rather do something constructive instead of going out to party.
During one of his projects, Pitt met Oxman, and the two reportedly hit it off immediately. Pictures from his visit to MIT last November have recently surfaced, but sources close to the actor are downplaying any talk of a possible romance.
The two do share a passion for architecture, design, and art, but their friendship has not yet turned into anything more. However, Pitt is interested in spending more time with Oxman, because he finds her fascinating.
As for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce, the custody agreement and settlement should be final within the next few weeks.