The history of our collection goes back to… the spring of 2020 when the world locked us inside the four walls providing just one extra window, that of the Instagram. Filled with the excess of superfluous possessions and emotions, the space seemed even more limited. That is when our thoughts started revolving around art, which has always guided 10DECOART in the right direction.
Looking through photographs and videos made during our travels and flipping through folders filled with paintings from European museums, we finally took a closer look at the Uffizi Gallery. While contemplating the remarkable feats of the Renaissance Masters, we had an epiphany. Didn’t they also start with luxury and splendour symbolically captured in still nature only to end up with the contrasting vanitas? The scraps and pieces of our everyday reality started to fall into place. Human-centred worldview, wellbeing, enjoyment, life celebration – don’t we identify with it all? Moderation, afterthoughts, balance, restraint – well, rather not. Intrigued, we wrote the precious lesson down on a piece of paper and continued our journey. We travelled as the explorers of undiscovered lands that had come before us: amazed by the world’s nature, mindful not to miss any detail, surprised at finding out numerous similarities between those and these days. What kept coming back, however, was the question of moderation. Bearing in mind the collections of the paintings of the Renaissance Masters, we put all the pieces of the past together into the pattern of an ancient Roman mosaic. This is the story of how this collection took shape with its irregularities and rough edges evoking fond memories from the past and juicy fruit being the symbol of wealth. This is our story about the present day luxury which can become the most beautiful form of celebrating everyday reality if savoured in small doses.