As if the turning leaves weren’t enough to have you flocking upstate, Field + Supply, the modern makers’ fair, returns to the Hudson Valley this October 5th to 7th. As a partner, DECASO will be on site and joined by ten DECASO dealers. Curious about what else to expect? We’ve rounded up nine reasons to book your tickets now, below.
When asked about the importance of preserving traditional woodworking, Anthony Morris cites John Ruskin: “Life without industry is guilt. Industry without art is brutality.” While Ruskin was pondering the despondencies of labor in Victorian England, the sentiment remains salient even today in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It’s there, that Morris, a master woodworker, has set up shop. Some might consider woodworking obsolete in a machine-driven world, but Morris sees his trade as an artistic complement to modern tech—a peaceful cohabitant rather than a tradition surviving in spite.
If you’ve caught any of our recent Seminar Series, you’ve likely spotted interior designer Kati Curtis in the crowd. A self-professed devotee of the arts, Curtis is always eager to soak in something new. Curtis’s worldly ambitions are mirrored in her approach to interior design. There is nothing soulless about a Kati Curtis design. Her rooms daringly combine modern aesthetics with an array of colorful global prints and heirlooms—be it a pair of temple doors lugged home from Bali, or a shapely, hand-me-down tiger-upholstered chaise nicknamed simply, “The Tigress.” To go along with Curtis’s recent collection of DECASO favorites, we caught up with the New York designer to learn more about her design approach, including her favorite way to pump up the drama in a room and the riskiest design move she’s ever made (and why it paid off big).
For New York designer Sara Story, good design knows no bounds. The recipient of a dynamic upbringing that spanned several countries and embraced art in all of its forms, Story was exposed to an array of global influences from an early age. After snagging an interior architecture degree at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and earning her keep at the renowned firm, Victoria Hagan, Story ventured out on her own, forming Sara Story Design in 2003.