DECASO HOSTS DEALERS & DESIGNERS AT SF FOG DESIGN + ART

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.

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IN PROFILE: SHAUN SMITH

Easterners are known for their Windsor chairs. Westerners their live-edge tables. But Southerners? It’s all about their portraits, and New Orleans designer Shaun Smith is no exception. “I can never resist a portrait!” says Smith, who’s design firm and lifestyle store Shaun Smith Home is located on New Orleans’ historic Magazine Street.

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TRENDSETTING L.A. DESIGN FIRM, UNHEIM, IS BRINGING GENIUS TO BESPOKE

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.”

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