Alas, it seems like beloved character Salvatore Romano will not be returning to Mad Men next season. But that hasn't kept actor Bryan Batt from keeping busy, as is evident with his recent unveiling of his latest design, bunnies and all (below), in homage to the everlasting playboy himself, Hugh Hefner. The limited edition gray mohair upholstered loveseat, "The Hef", was designed specifically for the 50th Anniversary of the Playboy Club, each signed by Mr. Hefner.
If you're surprised by Batt's foray into furniture design and decor, you shouldn't be. He's had a long history with home decor (anyone else remember him on Style Network's "Guess Who's Coming to Decorate"?), as noted by this 2007 New York Times piece about his rented carriage house. In his spare time away from the set, he can be found at his home décor shop, Hazelnut New Orleans, on Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans, where the couch mentioned above will be available for $15,000 (!).
Inspired by the Playboy lifestyle and the legacy of Hugh Hefner's vision, Batt has designed a loveseat that represents timeless modern style, class and functionality for the 50th Anniversary of the Playboy Club. Cultivating the design elements of the early 60's and incorporating contemporary flair, this limited edition piece, hand signed by Hugh Hefner, will be a highly sought after item by collectors and aficionados.