Archive for September, 2009


September 24, 2009

idx090601_books02The story of Cassina, a premier Italian furniture manufacturer, is told quite remarkably in this SKIRA published book. The companion to a Cassina exhibit at the Triennale Design Museum in 2008, “Made in Cassina” takes you on a journey from the very beginnings of the company (when it was just building small sewing tables) to the company’s ascent into the realm of design giants. Remarkable photography, historical documents such as old sketches and original designs, as well as exclusive interviews with many top designers complement the storyline to make this a fascinating piece of literature to spend a rainy afternoon with. Measuring 9.75″ x 1.25″ x 11.25″, this book also displays lovely on your Corbusier coffee table. This is a must have if you own a Cassina piece or are interested in what Italian design is all about. Available at SR Hughes! Give us a call to order or visit the showroom to pick up an in-stock copy.

Navaratna continues its tour

September 9, 2009

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From Stephanie Odegard’s Mughal Jewelry collection, the Navaratna rug was my favorite. SR Hughes was fortunate enough to be able to show one of only a handful of these creations for a brief period of time. Navaratna, for me, exemplifies quite concisely the phrase “fine art for the floor.” I sometimes got lost in the splendor of this piece of craftsmanship, continually drawn in to its complexity and depth, often staring starry-eyed at the rug for hours on end, and frequently having to be shaken out of my daze by many a coworker. Navaratna continues its world tour now, but of course, yours can be made-to-order.

Ciao, Jay

A New Scent in the Air

September 8, 2009


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We’ve just received some new products from one of our favorite manufacturers of fine home fragrances, Antica Farmacista. Fico Verde is now available at SR Hughes in reed diffusers, liquid soaps, lotions, and a beautiful gift sets with crystal decanters. “Fresh green notes of cut grass, luscious notes of fruit and soft violet, the sweetness of wild fig and powdery notes of sandlewood round out this harmonious scent” I’d highly recommend these as gifts for any occasion, the decanter sets make lovely wedding gifts especially (very tasteful). Finally, our FAVORITE scent is back in stock: Santorini. As always, we take pride in our free gift-wrapping services.

Ciao, Jay

SR HUGHES welcomes ODEGARD furniture collection

September 3, 2009

Our many thanks to all who made the events of last week successful here at SR Hughes. We’ve just welcomed the Stephanie Odegard Furniture Collection into our showroom and are so proud to be able to showcase what we all agree are some of the finest handmade pieces we have ever seen. Odegard Director of Sales Mr. Steven Rappos was on site and delivering wonderful presentations regarding the production process of the rugs, furniture, lighting, and accessories. Here are some photos you might enjoy.

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