“Able to Find My Passion for Art and Architecture”: Maria Sharapova Introduces Her Furniture Line

Published 03/25/2021, 2:42 PM EDT
COLOGNE, GERMANY – JANUARY 31: Maria Sharapova celebrates ‘SUGARPOVA’ chocolate line expansion at ISM trade fair on January 31, 2017 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)


Former Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has launched a new furniture line called Rove Concepts. The five-time Grand Slam champion has been indulging her entrepreneurial side since bidding adieu to tennis.

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While her pet commercial venture, global candy line ‘Sugarpova’, has been going great guns, the 33-year-old Sharapova has also been exploring entrepreneurial opportunities in her other areas of interest.

Maria Sharapova says her concept furniture line is born out of a curiosity for art

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Sharapova also co-owns ‘Supergoop’, a cosmetics and skincare range specializing in UV protection, with investor Holly Thaggard. While one of her other known areas of interest is design, the gorgeous range of new-age furniture marks a step towards turning this particular interest into commercial success.

The makers have teased a new advertisement on YouTube, showing the two-time French Open champion showing off a range of eye-catching furnishings.

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA – MARCH 28: Maria Sharapova of Russia making a key note speech during the ANA Inspiring Women in Sports Conference as a preview for the 2017 ANA Inspiration at the Mission Hills Country Club on March 28, 2017, in Rancho Mirage, California. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

In her voiceover, Sharapova goes on to detail the ideas that went into designing the new collection.

As the frames shift from one exquisitely styled piece of furniture to the next, the Russian is heard saying, “Through travel, I was able to find my passion for art and architecture. And then I thought, what more could I present to the world if I continue to explore my passions?”

An expression of Maria’s lifelong passion

Introducing her new collection, she says that curiosity for design and art is what led her to engage creatively with Rover Concepts.

“This collection was inspired by the intention of blending natural tones and materials to create a piece of functional art,” Sharapova says.

She adds that the new furniture range marks a meeting point of art and comfort and “evokes a moment of relaxation”.

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The Russian says one should pursue their “lifelong passions” as no one else can do that for them.

Read  More: “Have to Take a Lot of Chances”: Maria Sharapova Opens Up on Her Idea of Investment

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Bothered by persistent shoulder pain, especially in the latter half of her career, Sharapova announced her retirement from tennis last year.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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