Since the beginning, DECASO has been dedicated to uniting design communities around the globe. By honoring transparency and open dialogue, we encourage the transference of knowledge within an environment that fosters both appreciation and comradeship. As we enter our second year, we feel as compelled as ever to continue celebrating those in the antiques industry, which has led to our newest venture, the DECASO Seminar Series.
Palm Springs has no shortage of architecturally famed buildings. From Albert Frey’s docked-in-a-boulder masterpiece to the sprawling Sunnylands Estate, iconic design is in the desert city’s DNA. So when Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield of Woodson & Rummerfield were in need of a destination to host a Modernism Week event in honor of their organization, Save Iconic Architecture, in conjunction with DECASO, it needed to be one that would seriously stun.
With its unique platform dedicated to both design and fine art, SF Fog Design + Art is known for criss-crossing the art and design wires. The fair’s mixer-like atmosphere served as DECASO’s inspiration when throwing an event at this year’s show; an intimate breakfast at Fort Mason’s beloved Greens Restaurant that brought together dealers, artists, and local interior designers.
What is American style? Is it C.Z. Guest photographed in front of her white column gazebo in Palm Beach? Truman Capote in his opulent, tchotchke-filled penthouse in Brooklyn? Or is it Bob Hope, who called a modernist, UFO-style structure in Palm Springs home? Not surprisingly, the idea of identifying a singular American style sparks edacious debate. Fortunately, for those of who crave an answer (or even just a bit of spirited interaction on the matter), the 92nd Street Y is tackling the sure-to-be-spitfire topic January 26-27, 2018 as part of their their real estate, architecture, and design summit, “City of Tomorrow.”