The rapper tweeted out the announcement, adding that he’s looking for architects and designers ‘who want to make the world better’
After years of flirting with design, American rapper Kanye West has announced he’ll be starting an architecture firm. The announcement was made on the musician’s Twitter feed.
we’re starting a Yeezy architecture arm called Yeezy home. We’re looking for architects and industrial designers who want to make the world better
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 6, 2018
West already operates a fashion brand under the Yeezy moniker, as well a successful range of trainers launched in partnership with Adidas. In April he had tweeted: ‘Yeezy is no longer a fashion company we should be referred to as apparel or clothing or simply Yeezy,’ hinting at a move beyond the fashion industry.
West has frequently referenced his interest in architecture and design, stating in a 2013 BBC Radio1 interview that he wanted to ‘do a product, I am a product person. Not just clothing but water bottle design, architecture…I make music but I shouldn’t be limited to one place of creativity.’
He added: ‘I hang around architects mostly, people that wanna make things as dope as possible … This is the reason why I’m working with five architects at a time. The time spent in a bad apartment, I can’t get that back. But the education I can get from working on it is priceless.’
It is not clear when Yeezy Home will officially launch or what projects it will be working on. In the meantime, West has two albums slated for release in the summer.