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Designing a furniture collection with Thomas Pheasant

Evolution: Designing a furniture collection with Thomas Pheasant, the prolific and inspiring Washington, D.C.-based interior and furniture designer speaks candidly with MILIEU Design Director, Leslie Newsom Rascoe, about his furniture collection with Baker for over 15 YEARS.  Join us as they explore his process of creating innovative designs and why they have become the new classics.


Wednesday, October 2 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Baker Showroom, Suite 6-187

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago IL 60654


Thomas: Thomas Pheasant is internationally recognized for his 30 years of creating interiors. His diverse accomplishments have been widely published in the most prestigious architectural and interior design magazines around the world. In 2005, he was honored by Architectural Digest US with the distinction “Dean of American Design”. Based in Washington, D.C. he continues to work on residential and commercial projects throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

Leslie: Leslie Newsom Rascoe helped launch Veranda Magazine with her mother, Lisa Newsom, Veranda’s founder and longtime Editor-in-Chief. Leslie held various editorial positions including Fine Arts and Decoration Editor. She has an extensive background in art and design, completing the Sotheby’s Decorative Art Education program in London and postgraduate study of fine art and antiques. 4 years ago, Leslie assumed the role of Interiors Editor of MILIEU magazine founded by noted Houston interior designer, Pamela Pierce. She now serves as MILIEU’S Design Director, scouting interior design projects, producing articles and moderating special events.



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