Getting his start in the luxury fashion world selling hand-painted scarves 20 years ago, Kevin’s line today includes handmade decorative pillows, bedding, curtains, scarves, throws, and more. He employs a studio of artists who help create some of the most elegantly unique, plush, and beautiful textiles in the industry, most recently designing a line of rugs for Capel Rugs. Everyone from NYC art lovers to interior designers are gaga over his beautiful artistry, and his following continues to grow among those that appreciate the finest fibers, handmade craftsmanship, and dynamic design sense.
The company began with Kevin, some fabric, and a barn outside of Philadelphia that he used to call his studio. After securing an account with Barney’s selling hand painted scarves, Kevin moved his production studio to a loft in Old City, Philadelphia, which was the company home for many years to come. In 2012, after much company growth, Kevin O’Brien Studio moved to their permanent home, located in the heart of South Philly.
Their new studio was just a shell of an old movie theater when they found it 3 years ago. They spent a year rebuilding it into a modern gem, converted to suit their needs and keep all production under one roof. Now They design, print, paint and dye all our fabrics in this wondrous new location. Then it is cut and sewn there too. Not only can we say that their product is all made in the USA, but they can say we make it all themselves under one roof. That is a very satisfying milestone to have reached.