Archive for August, 2010

Toot. A Home Inside Your Home.

August 26, 2010

Future Poetry.

Sofa designed by Piero Lissoni for Cassina

If it’s true that every sofa is a sort of home inside your home,  an independent island within the shared domestic space, Toot is like a treehouse: airy, suspended, floating in extreme comfort and large enough to hold all that you don’t wish to leave on the floor. It can be enjoyed in any way: with or without sides, completely open with no backrest or totally enclosed, a nest of cushions…Because, actually, it makes you want to rest it among the branches of a tree instead of in the living room.

Configure your own comfort and save during the CASSINA FALL SALE, September 9-23, 2011.

Up To The Task

August 16, 2010

This month’s Dwell magazine highlights “The 9 Best Desk Chairs” and two SR Hughes favorites make the grade.

Kartell’s Spoon chair is what I sit in at my desk every day.  It delivers a ton of style for the buck, and its ingeniously folded seat support acts as a built-in tilt adjustment which makes it sit very comfortably for me.  I also love the seamless height adjustment lever — stealth liftoff!

Knoll’s Generation chair is SMaRT Sustainable Platinum certified and uses upward of 40% recycled content depending on its base material (plastic or aluminum).  It is specifically designed to support you no matter your work style.  My showroom cohort Jay (who sits in a Generation chair all the day long) says, “It really allows freedom of movement which you rarely find in a desk chair.”

Visit the SR Hughes showroom where you may see, sit, and take a spin in these top ranked desk chairs.

Back to School Cool

August 11, 2010

The September issue of Town and Country magazine features a great article on dorm style titled What’s Next in Dorms? The article credits Italian line, Kartell, as a stylish solution for giving a dorm room (and in truth – any room) a fun pop of color and whimsy.  Of course,  we couldn’t agree more!  The best news is that Kartell’s durable designs will surpass your graduation and move in perfectly to your first apartment or home.

Kartell is the perfect way to add high style to your room without breaking your pocket book.  The SR Hughes showroom has some fabulous Kartell designs currently in stock, but of course drop shipping to your destination is also an easy way to increase your campus chic.   Check out some of our favorite Kartell designs in store or online at:

Blue Chip Beauties

August 7, 2010

“Sometimes, nothing beats a classic” says Interior Design Magazine.  The playful parade of iconic Petit Confort armchairs in … drumroll please … COLORS!  Oh, Dieter!  Say its not true!  What has become of the black turtleneck, beret, and Corbusier chair?  Nothing!  Its all part of the original intent of the designers.  Cassina produces the chair using colored frames as well as chrome.  Upholsteries in fabrics as well as leather (not to worry, black is still available).  And now, the option of feather padded cushions only highlights the relationship between the rigid steel frame and the comfort that exists within.  Updates in colors and materials for 2010 have been carried out with the approval of the Corbusier Foundation so now you can have more fun, freedom, and comfort to create your own licensed version of the classic!

From Oct 6-18, 2011 save 15% on all of Cassina’s licensed reproductions of Corbusier designs.  Stop by the SR Hughes showroom and design your own authentic masterpiece!

Poltrona Frau In The City

August 6, 2010

Sex in the City 2 Features Stylish Ninfea Table from Poltrona Frau

The scenery stole the scenes in Sex and the City 2. “I’ve been cheating on fashion with furniture,” Carrie says in the film.

Looking at the usual complements of the living area from new perspectives to discover an original balance between form, function and emotion, this is Ninfea: a low table with sophisticated simplicity. It is dedicated to a home which requires versatile and freely interpretable objects.

A simple and intelligent play on geometrical shapes results in a low square table with rounded corners, which also acts as a storage unit. The top is situated at the centre of a large container and is surrounded by a capacious area. This is a beautiful piece of furniture of modern simplicity that is given extra value by Poltrona Frau’s skilled workmanship. The upholstery is in Saddle leather with a lightly padded top, the edges are in Canaletto walnut, ebony or natural oak. The same range of wood finishes is available for the storage part which combines the wood of the interior surfaces with Saddle leather for the exterior, cut with unfinished edges and edge stitching. The continuous base in wood fibre has a scratch-proof, black lacquer finish.

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