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Thom Filicia announces tongue-in-cheek run for president
Aug 11, 2016

Thom Filicia is running for president! The designer, whose firm Thom Filicia Inc. was founded in New York in 1998, is now “bringing his vision and pure determination to succeed to the Presidency. He has set his sights on becoming America’s first Designer-in-Chief—where he will give the Oval Office a design edge and make America beautiful again one house at a time,” according to his parody campaign website.


Thom Filicia

On the site, Filicia elaborates on his campaign promises and initiatives, among them:

No Pillow Left Unfilled
It’s 2016, are your pillows happy? A pillow full of flat, skimpy fibers, it is a sad pillow. So fill ’em up with fluffy, buoyant inserts—not only will you want to hug those soft, cozy pillows, but they’ll be hugging you back. Under a Thom Filicia presidency, no pillow will be left unfilled—whether you live on Wall Street or on Main Street.

A Change of Bedding We Can All Believe In
As POTUS, I will come into every house in America and change your bedding. Every American deserves to enjoy not only a comfortable night’s sleep, but a beautiful one. At least two Euro shams, two standard shams, and one bolster for every bed in the nation. Because bedding is what the backbone of America rests on.

The Democracy of Design
In America, we are blessed with certain unalienable rights: the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of elegance. No matter who you are or where you’re from, every American citizen deserves to live in style. As your leader, I will be your guide to a world of stylish living. Don’t hesitate to decorate!

Up for sale on the site are an array of campaign memorabilia, including mugs, buttons, tees and American flag-inspired decor and gift items, including pillows and bandanas.

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