Archive for March, 2012

Office Space

March 24, 2012

“Daylight, lots of it, is indispensable. Chance encounters yield creative energy. And mobility is essential.”

Designing space, whether for work or home, and considering how it affects you … seems to me a necessary part of the approach.  I loved this recent New York Times article partly for the beautiful visuals from the Gates Foundation in Seattle, but also because of the ideas behind why they chose to build what they did … for the people who inhabit it.

Whether you’re changing the furniture arrangement in your living room, adding a desk lamp in your office, or building clean from the ground up … consider how rooms and architecture affect mood and creativity.

Moov In: Who Lives Here?

March 17, 2012

Part of the beauty I find in working with good design has to do with the creative ideas behind the objects.  Case in point:  MOOV seating by Piero Lissoni for Cassina.

“I like to hope that man will work to create a house no bigger than his body, and put all of his fantasies inside it together with his motivations and that he would then use his genius for adapting to the situation.”  Francis Ponge writes about the most perfect architecture: the shell.

Moov came to life thinking about who should live it: the human body, its movements, it is organized as an environment yet as a piece of architecture, with a soul of steel running through it showing itself when its service is called on. The double soul of the Moov sofas revealed in the compositional system and takes on every possible shape, orientation, size and formation. Or in the impeccable shape that attracts the eye even when the sofa has been stripped of the informal array of cushions. Or, finally, in the eccentricity of its size: since bodies are all different, and there is no point building objects based on an alleged uniformity.”

I appreciate the thoughtful approach to MOOV.  The abstract idea that is the beginning … leads to an authentic result.  Begin with a spare space  … “a house no bigger than his body”… no bigger than anyone really needs.  Such efficiency!  But what about all of those “fantasies and motivations” that live within the inhabitant … they have to flourish in that compact space too!  How do you do it?

Pack on nothing more onto the frame that need be … “an impeccable shape that attracts the eye.”  Now, make it flexible … to adapt, accommodate, and comfort all of those fantasies and motivations of the person who lives here.  Petite enough for one, large enough for family, kids, and dogs.  Backs folded down for a composed conversations, backs raised to cradle you as you kick up your heels to watch the DVR marathon of Mad Men.  Comfort — this is a must!  Finally, construct its soul of steel because with an idea this good, you want to keep it close for years to come …

Meet MOOV in person at SR Hughes at Center 1 and see if it helps you realize who lives in your home.

SR Spring Sale

March 13, 2012

Spring is here!  If you shop before March 2oth, we can give you a little extra green back.

Hop on over to SR Hughes at Center 1.  We’ll help you freshen up your home, office, or outdoor space.

Cassina, Poltrona Frau Sale

March 10, 2012

“It’s spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” – Mark Twain

Let SR Hughes cure your case of The Wants.  Our staff will help you choose the perfect style, the perfect fit.  Cassina and Poltrona Frau give you the year’s biggest savings on the best in Italian design.

Now through March 20th.  Just what The Doctor ordered!

Kartell Spring Sale

March 8, 2012

Fast, easy fun.  Indoors or out …

Kartell is on sale at SR Hughes!

 
3410 S Peoria Ave, suite 100
Tulsa, OK  74105
918.742.5515
Tuesday – Saturday from 10:30 until 5:30

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