Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien knows a thing or two about sprucing up his surroundings. His textile design and production company, Kevin O'Brien Studio, has produced high-end home décor for Anthropologie, Barney's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and other upscale retailers. With help from PIDC through a Capital Project Loan for building aquisition and renovation, O'Brien turned an abandoned movie theater on Philadelphia's famous South Broad Street into a modern, two-story, 10,000 square foot design studio, production facility, and showroom. O'Brien said, "The new building allows us to be more innovative. We have better communication because everything-production, design, and office space-is under one roof."