Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have been kind of quiet lately, something not very Olsen Twins-like, and the reason is probably that they’ve been concentrating on their design business. The pair, which already designed a clothing line for JC Penney and is about to release a sunglasses and handbags collection, is now branching out and taking their first steps into a brand new type of designing: furniture.
According to New York magazine, their design work is not about their celebrity status or trying to exploit their names. Actually Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen tried to downplay their involvement in the line. Ashley said:
We’ve never come at it from a celebrity perspective. It’s been about the design. We almost tried to find a front person for a while, so we could just kind of be behind it, but it’s worked out.