HIS 2 THOMAS PHEASANT
My current focus is on American minimalists. Ellsworth Kelly is one of those artists whose work happened to inspire my creative thoughts while designing my new collection for Baker.
My favorite objects are my personal collection of Line Vautrin boxes. I have been collecting them for the past 10 years.
My favorite destination is, without a doubt, Paris. For the past 17 years I have enjoyed a second home on the Left Bank. Paris continues to be both a retreat from the demands of my studio and a constant source of inspiration. Among my favorite spots are the Picasso Museum, Rodin Museum, Luxembourg Gardens, Palais Galliera, Palais de Tokyo. I could go on and on.
Regarded as the master of the “neutral palette,” Washington, D.C.-based Thomas Pheasant is recognized internationally for both his interior design and his furniture collections. Since opening his own firm at the age of 24, Pheasant has honed his signature style designing for some of America’s most powerful people; his projects include Blair House (the President’s Guest House on Pennsylvania Avenue across from the White House), a luxury hotel in Singapore, the redesign of a Rosewood boutique hotel in Dallas, creative direction for a spa/resort in Middleburg, Virginia, and numerous private residences in New York, Paris, Moscow, and Los Angeles. Recently, he has partnered with Baker to bring to life his own signature pieces. The Thomas Pheasant Collection for Baker Furniture (Suite 300) has the same look of understated luxury as his interiors; he points to Ellsworth Kelly and other American minimalists as sources of inspiration for the new line. By focusing on bringing a contemporary dimension to classic design principles, Pheasant has created pieces that are simultaneously modern and traditional, elegant and far from boring. Pieces like the “Paris Chaise Lounge” and “St. Honoré Chest,” amongst others, pay homage to an eternal source of inspiration for the designer: the city of Paris, which he has called his second home for the past 17 years. 1
2-4 The Thomas Pheasant Collection for Baker Furniture
The view from Pheasant’s Paris apartment
The magazine of Boston Design Center.