To celebrate DECASO’s recent collaboration with The Harry Bertoia Foundation, a breakfast honoring the Harry Bertoia Director and founder, Celia Bertoia, was held at Haven’s Kitchen in New York City. Celia, who is also the youngest daughter of Harry Bertoia, founded the Bertoia Foundation in 2013, and since then, has worked to promote her father’s legacy through lectures, interviews, and numerous other projects, including the reissue of several of his keystone works.
In Robert Kuo’s world, alabaster pears stand five feet tall, bronze chairs mimic cumulus clouds, and repoussé snails rivaling the size of the family dog sunbathe on the lawn… If it all sounds like the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss to you, we understand—but thanks to the compelling artistry and craftsmanship of Robert Kuo and his team of artisans, these amazing creatures don’t just live in a fantasy land.
Once heralded as a hushed enclave with Sleepy Hollow airs, the Hudson Valley has entered a Renaissance. Tour downtown Hudson, and you’ll find atmospheric antique stores and seasonally-minded restaurants rubbing elbows with trendy boutique hotels that seem to have popped up—chanterelle-like—overnight. While still delightfully Arcadian in spirit, once-harried New Yorkers have put down roots in the region, ushering in a new era of creative spirit—It’s palpable.