Todd Fillingham is the best kept secret of a craftsperson in Milwaukee. He has a beautiful portfolio of lovely, creative and usable furniture. I have known Todd for 25 years but it was only when I heard his name sponsoring an NPR show did I think- "he is the one to design a perfect table for our newly remodeled kitchen." And I was right. He looked at the site, he listened to my ideas, he did an array of drawings, he made a few alterations after discussions and he used both his sense of design and what I wanted with his skill and computer savvy to do a picture of a table that is exactly what he then produced in beautiful cherry wood. We thought the price was reasonable for this utilitarian piece of art.
Every time that I sit and work at our custom desk made by Todd Fillingham I think of how fortunate I was to find him and contract with him. Locating a desk (or really any piece of wood furniture) that is well made, stylish and also functional is next to impossible. We also had a budget to adhere to.
Todd was able to take our rough ideas and run with them to create exactly what we wanted----and also stay in budget. It was exciting to see his original sketches; they were perfect! The piece that he created for us is well engineered; quality made and will last more than a lifetime.
When it came time to expand our office and add a credenza, Todd again did a fantastic job coordinating with the desk.
We recommend Todd without any reservation. His ideas are creative but he also listens to ones needs and wants. Furniture that is also a piece of art, an heirloom and also useful everyday are rare indeed.
Doug and Linda Moore
If he promises it, you will receive it...I came upon this site by mere chance, I called Mr. Fillingham, told him what I needed. He made suggestions, made promises, made mailings. Within a week, I had wood samples on my doorstep...sketches in my inbox...In the end; Mr. Fillingham gave me everything I wanted, and then some.
First I want to share HOW much I have and still do enjoy my armoire. Several reasons are that you made it to fill my needs exactly as I had hoped to make it easier for me in my home office. The details are awesome, from the different woods to the hardware. I never get tired of admiring the beautiful design and actually I look at it as a functional art piece.
You were a delight to work with. I enjoyed your creativeness, openness for my thoughts and you came through 100% on everything you promised, which is very important these days.
I spent several months shopping for a dining room table. I went to almost every furniture store from Milwaukee to Illinois. I had an idea of what I wanted but never found anything that came close. The more time I spent shopping the less I was willing to settle. From my first meeting with Todd I could tell the pride he took in his work, he paid close attention to every detail. I didn't have doubts, I knew Todd would be able to create a table that would be exactly what I wanted. The table turned out better than I could have imagined, it is truly a piece of Art.
Working with Todd was a true pleasure. Seeing his passion for his work made me appreciate what he was building for me. The final result was an extraordinary piece of furniture that was better than I expected.
My experience with Fillingham Art Furniture Deign was very pleasurable. Todd Fillingham was extremely thorough, offering me many alternatives to choose from, and even suggesting less expensive options for the work needed. It's wonderful that there is still old world craftsmanship available today.