Last week we had the pleasure of attending the book signing of Thomas O'Brien's new book entitled American Modern. The event took place here in New York at AERO, O'Brien's studio and shop, and as always the place looked unbelievable. Just like the interiors he designs, the space was beautifully curated without looking forced, elegant and handsome like the man himself, and full of interesting furnishings, accessories and lighting that kept you guessing ".... is this vintage or is this something Thomas designed?" Designer and merchant, collector and tastemaker, O’Brien is someone we've long admired ever since he opened Aero Studios back in 1992. He has made a career of translating cool notions of modernism into an easy and generous array of modern styles that anyone can attain.
Now, with the release of American Modern, he introduces readers to a range of those styles — from casual to formal, vintage to urban — alongside stunning photography by Laura Resen and charming design stories. The book is brilliantly executed with rich imagary along with enchanting detail shots and is a must have for any design enthusiast. We've known Thomas for sometime now and consider him a friend, but we were still at the front of the line ready to have our book signed by this talented and inspiring mastermind. (Perhaps we were hoping a little bit of his magic would rub off on us).
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