Make the most of your space. Nothing is more timeless than modern design. For a limited time, take advantage of savings on mid-century modern designs by Harry Bertoia, Marcel Breuer, Florence Knoll, Warren Platner, Jens Risom, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen. Choose from hundreds of fabrics and finishes to acquire a made to order, one of a kind piece.
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Or, as the adage suggests … should we be flattered by them?
Whatever the case, I just say know what you’re buying and why.
Licensed manufacturers of classic designs are often imitated. On some level, it speaks to the quality of that original idea. Saarinen’s table is so perfectly proportioned, so extremely elegant … everyone wants in on the game!
The licensed manufacturer of the piece (in the above example Knoll) represents top quality and adherence to the designer’s original intent … nothing tweaked to confound original scale and elegance. Nothing compromised.
An original idea is sometimes bigger than the way we usually see it. Corbusier’s foundation reveals that this famous chair was originally conceived in a whole host of colors and finishes. You can break the black and chrome barrier to try your own interpretation but still remain faithful to the original idea…
You can see quality, you can feel it with your hands, it gives you satisfaction every day you live with it. We want you to have years, even generations, of use and enjoyment! I can remember a client once telling me that they purchased a pair of Cassina sofas back in the early 1980′s when they lived in Florida. Two teenage boys and 25 years later when they moved to Tulsa, those sofas went directly into their living room without missing a beat … original upholstery and all!
Does this mean you can’t take home a flea market treasure? Absolutely not! Nothing wrong with a bargain. But, if you cast off purchases (bargains or no) often, maybe you’ve not found your true love, the right fit, the home that truly reflects who you are and how you live. That fake Barcelona (“Farcelona”) chair is a chunk of your hard-earned dough no matter what you paid for it! Maybe you’d consider what will stand up to the test of time?
If you’re not sure about it, just go slowly. Educate yourself about what is out there: who produces quality, can you customize the piece in ways consistent with the designer’s original idea, is this the right item for my home? Then proceed with confidence and commitment about what you want — you’ll discard less and love more as these decisions age gracefully over time in your beautiful home.
SR Hughes showroom is the only place in Oklahoma for original designs from the Modern masters as well as the best in contemporary furniture design today. Visit us today and we’ll help you express your original style!
- Classic American Style: Mid-Century Modern American Style (apartmenttherapy.com)
- Imitation May Be A Sincere Form Of Flattery, But It’s A Loser’s Strategy (customerthink.com)
Most of our iconic furniture designs were created during and before 1950s and 1960s, yet still in our modern age are regarded as iconic, elegant, and unique.
During the SR Hughes sale we will have iconic pieces that every mid-century collector wants and needs.
“The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.” Harry Bertoia
Come down to SR Hughes June3-5 and do some LIVING!
Pictured: 54″ Saarinen dining table with Pearwood top, Bertoia side chairs with back and seat pads.
The classics never go out of style. Knoll is known for its superior quality production of classic furniture icons. Warren Platner’s armchair fits beautifully into this recent shoot for Elle Decor (Jan 2011). Now SR Hughes is pleased to announce the Knoll Classics Sale from Feb 28 – Mar 3, 2012.
The Platner series includes dining and coffee tables in addition to dining and lounge chairs. Let us help you choose the finish and fabrics to help you take it up a notch in your own home. Browse online or better yet stop into the showroom and we’ll help you catch a classic during the sale.
The Knoll Classics Sale includes products designed by Harry Bertoia, Marcel Breuer, Florence Knoll, Warren Platner, Jens Risom, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Eero Saarinen.
When selecting furniture for a client’s space, I never resist the urge to incorporate history into a home. Yes, history. It is a beautiful dance of who we were, who we are becoming, and remembering who came before us; those who set the precedent for interior design today. Jens Risom is one of those people. He is a remarkable designer whose work is now iconic. Risom is credited with blending traditional Scandinavian values with post-war American furniture design creating beautiful, simple lines with an interesting connection of materials.
This style is reflected in the Risom chair for Knoll Studio. This piece of simple wood construction using surplus military webbing was designed before Risom entered the army during World War II. Although designed in 1943, the Risom chair still resonates a quiet touch of modern aesthetic which makes it a chameleon for anyone’s home. Although the Risom chair is one of Knoll’s best values, you can have this piece in your own home and experience the modernist movement — priceless!
From Feb 28th to March 3rd, 2012 save on the classics (like Risom) from Knoll. Come into SR Hughes and we’ll help you find the perfect fit for your space.
Risom has summed up his philosophy in these ways:
“Good design means that anything good will go well with other equally good things – contemporary or traditional.”
“Design is Problem Solving. Good design therefore is a good solution that satisfies many requirements. While furniture must be attractive in appearance, the detailing, materials, execution and craftsmanship that go into the overall design must also be of a very high standard, whether the product is mass-produced or made by hand.”
“Good design” for furniture can be fun, functional, high quality, and beautiful. It withstands the test of time. But its really saying something when a man who designed his first chair with Knoll in 1941 is still working in the contemporary period: he released a collection with Ralph Pucci International in 2005! Fun, functional, high quality, beautiful, relevant? Absolutely! Its Good Design!