Star of film, television and stage Andre Holland shops for vintage finds with Bloomberg Pursuits.
Charming, talented and celebrated are a few way to describe thespian, of screen and stage Andre Holland. Before the opening of his latest project, August Wilson’s Jitney, Holland chats with Bloomberg Pursuits and reveals his love of furnishings, traveling and style.
In a brief excerpt, the thespian talks about the fun of shopping for vintage furnishings:
Holland was eyeing a pair of chairs by Jens Risom, the recently deceased designer famous for his pioneering work at Knoll, and speaking in the respectful hush of someone chatting in a museum or church. “I have a pair of those I bought on Craigslist five or six years ago that used to be in the mayor’s office,” he said and edged closer, investigating the clean-angled ottoman that accompanied them. “These are very, very similar to the ones I have. I would guess $1,500. Eh, probably $1,400.”
He asked the shopkeeper if she knew the price. “I think they’re marked up kinda high,” she said, “but I know we could do, like, five [thousand] for the set.”
“They’re beautiful,” he replied. Once her back was turned, Holland, drawing on his Shakespeare in the Park experience and his NYU Tisch School training, executed a hammer throw of a jaw drop, staggering with incredulity at the extortion of it. Retreating to a second-floor sofa as if it were a fainting couch, Holland connected his passion for collecting with his upbringing outside of Birmingham, Ala., when his family used to go to thrift stores, “digging for treasures,” he said.
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