If Lenny Kravitz is not one of the sexiest men on planet earth, I don’t know who is. 🙂 From his talent, to his style sense and creative intelligence, there is always something interesting to learn about him. This month, he covers Ocean Drive Magazine’s Men’s Issue and he reveals he also designed the set for the Queen Latifah show. Very good look.
“Having received everything from multiple Grammys to being inducted into France’s prestigious L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Lenny Kravitz has racked up countless awards and accolades over the past quarter-century for his soul-powered retro rock, and is increasingly gaining just as much attention for his soul-infused interior designs. But the biggest compliment he’s ever gotten came the day when Stevie Wonder entered his Miami home. “He came in, took off his shoes, and as I was walking him to sit down, he said, ‘This space is so beautiful,’” recalls Kravitz, still in awe over the comment years later. “Imagine that—it’s all based on feel and vibe.”
That Kravitz mood magic seems to end up in everything he touches, from the music he creates (he just wrapped his 10th album, due out next year) to the films he acts in (this year brings the count up to four with The Butler—his second for Precious director Lee Daniels—and the reprisal of his role as stylist Cinna in the Hunger Games series) and the spaces he designs. “They all go hand in hand, and they all inspire each other,” says Kravitz, who counts the iconic photographer/filmmaker/writer Gordon Parks among his greatest heroes. “He was the first African-American photographer to shoot for Vogue and Life. He directed Shaft, wrote symphonies, and a brilliant book called The Learning Tree. I thought, ‘That’s beautiful that this guy can express himself in many different ways and not be inside a box.’”
In Miami, where Kravitz has deep roots, he’s as much a rock star in the design world as he is on the airwaves. With his modern take on Art Deco at the former Florida Room at the Delano, the global-chic penthouse suite at the SLS Hotel South Beach, and the eclectic interiors of the entire 47-story bayfront residential complex Paramount Bay, his company, Kravitz Design, has firmly made its mark on Miami. The hallmarks of the Kravitz aesthetic speak to urban elegance and refinement, with masculine touches like dark woods, marble statement pieces, and bold, eye-catching chandeliers. What ties it all together? In a word—his word, to be precise—“vibe.”
OceanDrive has the full story.