If high school geometry gave you sweaty palms and trigonometry 101 left you near stationary with dread, Kin & Company’s circle and wave-driven furniture may incite vexatious flashbacks. Then again, the Brooklyn-based company’s designs might lead you to an unexpected reconciliation with your teenage nemesis. How so? Well, Kin and Company does what your high school teacher never could: they make geometrics feel mesmerizingly cool .Read More
Looking for a wow factor? Go custom.
Here at DECASO we’ve vetted a group of the most talented and boundary-pushing makers and artists to create a delightful assortment of made-to-order finds. From custom finishes applied to iconic silhouettes to the wildly imaginative and perfectly functional–you’re sure to find something to suit and satisfy the most discerning eye. Here, meet eight of our bespoke designers who are ready to dream up something one-of-a-kind just for you.
L.A.-based UNHEIM is a four-star design firm. Their philosophy is a quadratic equation: architecture, landscape, interior design, and product design—the firm rarely undertakes a project in which it doesn’t include all four aspects. Given UNHEIM’s Southern California locale, it is tempting to attribute their all-round approach to their Golden State heritage. After all, near-perpetually-sunlit, Southern California was one of the principal birthplaces of Modern architecture, where living inside-out became a way of life. But for UNHEIM founder and principal, Micah Heimlich, his firm’s panoptic outlook has origins that push back to much more venerable times; times in which, as Micah puts it, “the different artistic disciples were not so divorced from one another.”
There’s no denying the thrill of an item that’s been made just for you. Indulgent? Perhaps. But when you consider the staying power of an object that’s been handcrafted for you versus one developed for the masses, you have the beginnings of one very powerful argument. The act of creating one-of-a-kind items, known more formally as ‘bespoke,’ has been around for centuries; since the dawn of time, really — think about Michelangelo being commissioned for the Sistine Chapel, or the Roman Colosseum, which was commissioned by Emperor Vespasian in AD 72. But it seemed for a time a dying art, at least until now. Read More