Designer Thomas O’Brien’s book is full of decorating inspiration you can try in your own home.
In the follow-up to the bestselling American Modern, Thomas O’Brien’s second publication recalls the 20-year evolution of his beloved SoHo studio and shop, Aero. The interior and home-furnishings designer provides insight into his process throughout the book, which culminates with a peek into his Long Island, New York, home.
From O’Brien’s vivid reminiscences about his early days in art school in Manhattan to the opening and development of his paired studio and store, Aero covers the history and aesthetic of this Soho, New York, landmark.
Aero is where Thomas O’Brien formulated the “warm modern” look that first brought him to prominence, though his style is truly about finding modern and classic forms in many things: downtown’s industrial and artistic loft culture, the luxurious elegance of the prewar city uptown, and the essential simplicity of American country antiques and rural living.
Showcasing never-before-seen images of the store through the years, O’Brien’s first homes, Soho lofts, and Aero’s signature refurbished vintage furniture, this book will give readers a glimpse into the evolution of O’Brien’s acclaimed design style through never before seen images of homes, products and the store itself. Aero is a rare, rich portrait filled with unvarnished and charming honesty.
The Aero banner remains an emblem of Soho’s modern arts and gallery legacy, as one of the original designer outposts in the area, and a destination for shoppers from around the city and the world.