"The way I remember it there was this huge loft in the oldest part of Philadelphia. It was filled with the most splendid shimmering fabrics hanging everywhere . . . from the ceiling drying, against the walls being painted, even from the fire escape. That was in 1997 and it was my first day of work at Kevin O'Brien Studio", says Angela Romano-Vosburgh, now the studio Manager.
Since those early days, and after two and a half decades of growth, Kevin O'Brien Studio has outgrown that Old City loft where everything began, and has transformed into a design center for fabrics, recognized for the quality and beauty of the fabrics it produces, now made in a brand new studio in the heart of South Philadelphia.
Because they do things with velvet that no one else can do, KOBS has gained a very loyal following among those who appreciate the finest fabrics. Everyone from local art lovers, to interior designers, to high end department stores, is gaga over those beautiful textiles. This loyalty has enabled the company to expand into a new space where those same beautiful fabrics can be produced in greater quantities.