One of our favorite home furnishings shops in New York City was created by designer Thomas O’Brien. Celebrating its twentieth year, Aero is a fixture in New York City’s design community. It remains one of the few original home stores in the downtown Soho neighborhood, an ambassador of the area’s loft and gallery legacy.
From Aero’s beginnings, the store has always been the design studio’s twin, co-existing under the same roof. Here Thomas O’Brien continually puts forth his latest finds and ideas in a revolving, imagined interior. As customers discover the store, many
have become clients of the studio for residential commissions.
The store houses O’Brien’s hand-picked, ever-changing selection of refurbished vintage modern furniture and lighting, antiques, fine art, tableware, accessories, and collectibles. In addition, Aero stocks the most complete offering of Thomas O’Brien brand home furnishings, both ready-made and made to order. It is the only place to find O’Brien’s custom Aero-label goods, from handcrafted, luxury upholstery and lighting to trays, bedding, and favorites like the perennially popular Aero leather tote bags.
Since moving in 2004 to larger headquarters on Broome Street, Aero’s classic cast-iron loft has become a destination for a new generation of shoppers from around the city and the world.
The space offers an antidote to the current domain of digital shopping, with gracious, knowledgeable staff on hand for design consultation and gift registry services, the always intriguing décor, and O’Brien’s frequent presence as he brings clients through the store.
Find out more about Aero online.
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