Tom Gibbs, founder of TOM GIBBS STUDIO, sits down with Alice Garbarini Hurley for the Dinner Guest feature in the ASPIRE DESIGN + HOME Winter 2018/2019 issue.

“I come from a background of restoring vintage cars in New York starting at age 15. I bought my first, a Studebaker Golden Hawk (made between 1956 and 1958) from a friend of my auto shop teacher at Freeport High School on Long Island. I took the whole apart and put it back together. You learn. It gives you an eye for symmetry, lines, color, detail. The I did the same thing with furniture - I started buying it at tag sales and restoring it. I’m interested in how its made and everything about it. It’s really a passion and a love.”

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