An unprecedented milestone in the design industry has been achieved with the just-announced acquisition of Frank Cassata Archives by Springs Creative, resulting in the formation of the largest design archive in the history of the industry.
FS&CO was founded and established in New York City in 1889 by Frenchman Frederic Schumacher and was a pioneer in the world of interior design, getting its start by bringing the art of French textiles to the United States. It is a sixth-generation family-owned company. Its new headquarters, located at 459 Broadway and Grand Street are in the landmarked Devlin building, constructed in 1861, the original home to the Devlin department store. The heritage and impressive history of the 459 Broadway building make it the perfect home for FS&CO’s new offices. In fact, F. Schumacher & Co.’s original office on lower Fifth Avenue was located in a similar era building.
Sustainability was always part of Greg Roth’s personal ethos, but it didn’t become the central focus of his professional life until Stephen Pallrand challenged him to design a home with zero carbon footprint. The project was Casa Zero and would become the first CarbonShack case study house in Los Angeles.
The French Art Deco chapter features a superb carpet by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, and great designs by Jean Dunand, Armand Albert Rateau and Claudius Linossier. Contemporary Design is represented through works by Judy McKie, Philippe Anthonioz, Ingrid Donat, Wendell Castle and Ron Arad.
Now, the West Coast’s most talented
designers are ready to show off their creations at the 44 th Annual San Francisco Decorator
Showcase, running Tuesdays through Sundays, April 29 – May 29, 2023.