EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MIAMI DESIGN WEEK 2017

Ushering in its sweet sixteen the way only Miami Design week could, this year’s edition of the epic design week featured none other than a makeover (in the form of a posh new convention center), plenty of larger-than-life party décor (see Miami artist Peter Tunney’s shipwreck-style installation featuring Titanic-sized casino memorabilia beached in the sand just beyond the Faena Hotel), and a pop-up nightclub housed in an old 1920s film studio (courtesy of a partnership between German artist Carsten Höller and Fondazione Prada).

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THE FAENA HOTEL MIAMI BEACH IS LUXURY ON HIGH

It’s been two years since the Faena Hotel Miami Beach was unveiled at Art Basel 2015 (alongside a beachside disco roller rink and a fountain of fireworks), yet the opening day magic of the iconic hotel hasn’t rubbed off a bit, as its newly-minted status as the Best Hotel in America pointedly underlines. This month’s Miami Design Week provided us with compelling reason to re-visit this fantasy hotel, and once again ogle its gold-leafed columns, coral-fashioned lamps, and miles of leopard and vermillion upholstery. For those looking to emulate the Faena’s luxurious mix of Deco, Regency, and South American style (or simply engage in an indulgent virtual, winter escape), explore the hotel below and discover the finds in our covetable Faena Hotel Miami Beach collection.

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: 5 DECASO DEALERS REBUILD AFTER HURRICANES HARVEY & IRMA

At DECASO, Small Business Saturday gives us reason to celebrate the small businesses at the heart of what we do. Without the passion and dedication of these dealers, we wouldn’t be a destination filled with world class modernist and antique furniture, decor and decorative art objects. To commemorate, we recently spoke with a handful of Texas and Florida-based DECASO dealers, who, in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, are engaged not only in rebuilding their businesses, but their communities at large. Read on for their inspiring accounts, and explore their pieces to shop small on DECASO.

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FALL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Featured photo: Yayoi Kusama, Untitled (RC#60), 1953. Courtesy of the artist, Anthony Meier Fine Arts gallery and Art Basel

BERTOIA EVENT | SEPTEMBER 26

From his wiry chairs to sculpturally expressive jewelry, furniture designer and artist Harry Bertoia’s creativity seemingly had no limits. Beginning on September 26th, in partnership with the Bertoia Foundation, the Italian-born master will be the focus of a DECASO exposition. The online event will include an exhibition of numerous Bertoia pieces, as well as exclusive availability of Bertoia’s limited edition Table Tonal Sculpture. In addition, be on the lookout for book giveaways and exclusive content featuring Bertoia’s daughter, Celia Bertoia, which will coincide with this exciting affair. Read More