Lenny Kravitz To Help Design A Hotel

Rocker flexes his design muscle at Bisha.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Apparently, if you wanna go Lenny Kravitz's way, you should be able to wail on a guitar and choose great paint colours – Kravitz is helping design a 10,000-square-foot floor at the Bisha Hotel and Residences in Toronto’s entertainment district.

"It’s going to be plush and lush and comfortable and inspiring,” said the musician to The Star in a phone interview from Croatia, where he is in the middle of a European tour. “It’s going to be warm, it’s going to be soulful. It has to be elegant and sexy the moment you get off that elevator. People still think I wear boas, but I haven’t worn that stuff forever. But you can get stuck with an image. Rock and roll can also be very elegant and sophisticated. It’s an attitude. It’s Mick Jagger in the back of a Bentley in a three-piece suit with Bianca.”

He went on to explain why he enjoys interior design so much. "It’s the same sort of creative release as music. When you’re making a song, you’re creating something out of nothing. With music, you go to a studio, you put the track down and you have something new. With interior design you’re seeing something in your head and you go through the design process and you see it in front of you. You get incredible satisfaction.”

Kravitz created his own design firm in 2003. Bisha isn't the first major design project Lenny has worked on – he was in charge of overseeing the design of the Paramount Bay condo project in Miami too.

In addition to winning four Grammys and slews of other awards, he plays guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and percussion, as well as designed his own line of clothing. On December 1st Kravitz was inducted as an Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.


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