Monday, April 5, 2010

New Book - Thomas O'Brien

Monday- April 5, 2010
I had some time over the weekend to finally read & enjoy Thomas O'Brien's new book, American Modern. It was wonderful! I thought it was filled with some great pictures & it was very interesting to read as well. I always enjoy getting into the mind of a designer, especially one I admire so much. It's fun to learn about their process and what their beliefs are. Thomas is widely recognized for his trademark style of "warm modernism" in which he brings mid- century forms & gives them a classic comfort. He uses a collected approach to designing where he "pairs old with new, sophisticated and simple, to create a style that feels once refined and familiar." Thomas O'Brien has created collections of his designs for many companies including: Hickory Chair, Visual Comfort, Safavieh, Reed & Barton, Lee Jofa, & Target. Also, coming in the next few weeks Thomas is introducing a new collection of furniture for Hickory Chair at this Spring's High Point Market. I can't wait to see his new designs!
Such a beautiful room! I also like the white floors, it gives the room a nice & airy feel!
A beautiful dining setting. The stack able Davis cabinet makes for great storage. I've also loved the Lenox Kitchen island since it debuted for Hickory Chair.
The stunning Chelsea bed, along with a few other pieces from Thomas's collection. The rug is also ones of his designs for Safavieh.
A picture from Thomas O'Brien's studio store.
Can't wait to see what Thomas comes out with next!!

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