Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 1/1/2010 12:00:00 AM
Thom Filicia has always designed custom furnishings for private clients, but he casts a much wider net with this adroit entry into the retail sector. The fearless eclecticism that rules the house of Filicia now informs his 67 pieces for Vanguard Furniture. The whole-home namesake line freely blends federalist with futurist. "It's evocative design that's both comfortable and highly practical," he says. Case goods in walnut and oak feature a variety of painted finishes. His imagination is particularly unfettered in the spiraling Solvay side table in hand-forged iron with a blackened-silver finish. Other designs nail it with nail heads: the leather-wrapped Eastwood side table, the beech Greek Peak klismos chair, and the Robineau Road mirror. The latter two sport his Kravet fabrics, with Napoli Citrine linen wrapping the mirror's frame and Whitnel Citron polyester gracing the chair's seat. 888-668-4546; vanguardfurniture.com. circle 405
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