Thom Filicia To Unveil New Art Line
Filicia is best known as being the designer on "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and currently appears on "Tacky House" on the Style network. Filicia and Ed Marin of Soicher Marin began working together last year. According to Home Accents Today, Filicia traveled to Sarasota, Florida in early July to work with Marin to finish the line which will be unveiled at the High Point Market in October (check out behind the scenes shots of the pair at work on the Soicher Marin blog). No visuals yet but look for a little minimalist designs that incorporate both nature scenes and industrialist images along with a heavy dose of nostalgia. Soicher Marin also works with other designers including Suzanne Kasler, Jamie Drake and Mariette Himes Gomez.
Filicia is fast becoming a one man empire. He also sells the Thom Filicia Home Collection made by Vanguard which includes a mix of living, dining and bedroom pieces. His rug collection for Safavieh spans the range from more formal rugs to casual rugs including some woven with yarns made from recycled soda bottles.