Kanye West announces to add architecture arm to his company Yeezy
Kanye West has announced he is starting an architecture firm, Yeezy Home.
Rapper announces Yeezy Home project on Twitter, saying: ‘We’re looking for architects and industrial designers who want to make the world better’
The “Saint Pablo” musician who has a net worth of $145m USD posted on Twitter saying, “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.”
Yeezy is West’s company, which currently gives its name to West’s clothing designs and a range of trainers made in collaboration with Adidas, though in April he tweeted: “Yeezy is no longer a fashion company we should be referred to as apparel or clothing or simply Yeezy.”
He has claimed the company is “the 2nd fastest growing company in history”, adding: “We have 160 positions to fill by the end of the year. Yeezy will hit a billion dollars this year.” His Yeezy trainers are hugely coveted, and have generated a vibrant market for fake versions.
In a 2013 interview with dezeen, West voiced his interest in the architecture industry saying, “I want to do 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.”
West explained that he spends time with “mostly” architects and people who want to make things “as dope as possible.”
“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.”