Thomas O'Brien is an interior and home furnishings designer based in New York City. He is the founder and president of Aero Studios, one of America’s leading design firms, and the proprietor of Aero Ltd., the Soho home boutique that is the retail extension of the studio. Since opening Aero's doors in 1992, O'Brien has been celebrated for his ability to translate modern design into a warm and livable style. His work is best known for its blend of vintage modern elegance and easy domesticity, along with new interpretations of American classical forms. Through Aero Studios, O'Brien has designed numerous lofts and formal apartments, traditional estates and modern architectural homes across the country. Among new residential projects, he has created the vintage-modern interiors for the historic ten-building complex of The Greenwich Lane, a LEED-certified, luxury real estate development in New York’s Greenwich Village. His most interdisciplinary venture is the recent ground-up construction of a 19th century-style library, garden, and studio next to his Academy house on Long Island: a locus for creative work outside of the city, which has inspired new directions in product design for furniture, lighting, and textiles, as well as both architectural and landscape features.