Thomas O'Brien by Hickory Chair | SOHO Studio Sofa 96" inch | ONLY $2350 Cash (Just reduced by an extra $800) - Originally Over $7000 list price - SAVE $5,000
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A unique SOHO style sofa in Excellent condition. If you're on the cutting edge of design this is a modern yet classic heirloom piece of furniture that has just the right proportions - extra wide & extra deep, with fabric that is ultra-luxurious to the touch featuring fine silk that's spun into a chenille fabric. As a designer, Thomas Obrien is one of my personal favorites - teamed with Hickory Chair, the finest furniture craftsman in America,
the result is a winning combination that's built to last and garner many, many compliments.
A generous, modern sofa with clean lines, the Studio Sofa's proportions are unified by a standard width detail shared by the foot, arm and cushion. Offered in two sizes, the sofa is also designed using the finest & softest silks. Most Hickory Chair furniture items are completely personalized. This sofa is extra wide, extra deep and ultra-luxurious that is perfect for an artist loft or modern condo. Its a true designer jewel that will be the the focal point of any living room. It has cherry stain block feet and is upholstered in the finest silk. Hickory Chair artisans translating the design into a truly beautiful & thoroughly comfortable composition that was both Made to Order & Made to last. Thomas O'Brien is a noted designer that has worked with both Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani to develop amazing interiors. The sofa is in Excellent condition & Non-Smoker owned. No tears in fabric. See Thomas O'Brien’s bio & accomplishments below. Quality rivals Ralph Lauren, Marge Carson, Barbara Barry, Henredon, Bernhardt, Ethan Allen. Why shop high end stores like Restoration Hardware, Bloomingdales Furniture, Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, Walter E. Smith, American Leather, Rooms to Go and Cantoni when this sofa is such a bargain.
28.5"h x 98"w x 36.5"d
72cm h x 249cm w x 93cm d
Inner Seat Area: (Seat x Depth x Length)
9.5"h x 82.75"w x 29"d
24cm h x 210cm w x 74cm d
19" h \ 48cm h
28.25" h \ 72cm h
**Cash Only | Buyer is responsible for pick-up
Official Website : http://www.hickorychair.com/product_detail.aspx?i=911
| About Thomas O'Brien |
Thomas O’Brien says he is a shopkeeper at heart – and he in fact first came to public attention with a storefront. When it opened in SoHo in 1992, Aero Studios, a design store and atelier created by Mr. O’Brien and his partner at the time, Bill Sofield, both just 31, operated at the nexus of art, fashion and design. Aero was a destination, a place to see what a certain kind of hip interior would look like for – as it happened – at least the next decade and a half. The store presented a glamorous and luxurious retro-modernism that was never campy, never dour. Its clients have included David Barton – the gym impresario and nightlife figure – and the designer Giorgio Armani. Phoebe Hoban wrote in the New York Times in 1996 that Mr. O’Brien and Mr. Sofield “tweaked modernism, putting a knowing spin on classic design and offering a welcome alternative to the reigning frugality. Working out of their gallery-like downtown loft, the partners were equally deft at whipping up the perfect fete for Tina Brown, a funky artist’s residence or a luxe penthouse for corporate entrepreneurs.” When their partnership ended in 1996, Mr. O’Brien kept the store and the Aero Studios name and set to work building and expanding his brand. He continued to create for his own clients, like Mr. Armani, for whom he has designed commercial interiors as well as residential ones, including a Manhattan apartment, and for new clients like the SoHo boutique hotel 60 Thompson.
Today, Mr. O’Brien’s company practices architecture, interior design and product development. His collections include a line of bathroom fittings and hardware for Waterworks, furniture for Hickory Chair, fabric for Groundworks-Lee Jofa and, since 2005, a homeware line called Vintage Modern for Target. The latter is his most intriguing and familiar relationship, Mr. O’Brien said. “I grew up in old school corporate America,” he said, “and I love working for this gigantic corporate entity.” Mr. O’Brien was born in 1961 and grew up in the I.B.M. company town of Endicott, N. Y., where his father was an I.B.M. executive. He studied painting and photography at Cooper Union. “That was my entry into New York,” he said. His first job was in the production department of Details, which was then a downtown indie fashion magazine. At Polo/Ralph Lauren, where he worked on home furnishings as well as the designer’s Bedford, N.Y. house, he met Mr. Sofield, whom he hired to help him design Polo’s Home collection. Describing Mr. O’Brien’s style, which deploys a muted, soft palette and luxurious materials, James Danziger, a gallerist and client, said: “If you drew a line between Ralph Lauren’s Purple Label and Giorgio Armani you would get Thomas O’Brien, because he mixes luxe and comfort with a modern palette. He also loves to incorporate well-used and well-loved objects that are not necessarily important antiques into his designs.” For his part, Mr. O’Brien described his role as akin to that of an art advisor. “Whether it’s antiques or art,” he said, “I’m helping somebody build a collection – and a life.
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