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Terry Crews is Debuting a Line of Egyptian-Inspired Furniture

 - May 23, 2017
References: latimes & fastcodesign
NFL player-turned-actor, Terry Crews has collaborated with Bernhardt to produce a line of Egyptian-inspired furniture.

Claiming to see "no difference between being an athlete and being an artist," Crews studied interior design under the mentorship of Ini Archibong in Milan before co-founding a design label with fashion designer Nana Boateng dubbed Amen&Amen.

Crews aimed to break out of the European design bubble and became enthralled with ancient Egyptian concepts following a viewing of his favorite film, The Ten Commandments. Crews' three-piece collection consists of a group of benches, whose flat surface was inspired by the flat stones of the Nile River; a table dubbed Lily Pad after the ancient Egyptian symbol; and an Ibis Sofa, designed after the ancient Egyptians' sacred bird.

When designing the collection, Crews aimed to give a "viewpoint that no one else would have."