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The Art of Relaxation

December 13, 2013

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Darshan Phillips and his crew built this suspended sculpture in our showroom for our new window display.

We have this idea that at our best we can show people the art of furniture, lighting, rugs … that we can help them see something beyond what they imagined as a way to live in and use a home, office, or outdoor space.  So we asked Darshan how we might show people that idea with 4 individual chairs.  I thought this could be a challenge because not many people imagine something artful if you give them the word “recliner” as a beginning.

He came up with several ideas, but the one we thought was a no brainer was to build this suspended artwork in our store.  I have to say, we were stunned by the result.  It looks as if Darshan took a snapshot just as someone tore the wrapping off of a giant box and threw the glittering gold wrapping into the air exposing the gifts below.

We believe Cassina, Poltrona Frau, and B&B Italia have taken original ideas and translated them with the best materials and highest craftsmanship into 4 beautiful recliners … proof positive that there is an art to relaxation.

Click on the image above to see how the crew worked for several straight days to create this amazing floating piece of art and catch a glimpse of how to recline in style.  Then, come by the showroom to take a test drive and see it all in person.

Making 28

April 27, 2012

Bocci’s 28 Series is the perfect custom chandelier.  Well, its’ actually more than that.  Check out the video by New Document below …

We love that it began as a creative experiment.  What happens when you suction air from a sphere in the process of glass blowing?  As it turns out, something wonderful!  Add light, color and voila … 28.

Completely handmade to order.  Cluster, staggered, single, multiple.  Clear or color.  You be the author, Bocci will blow the glass.  What could be better?

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.

Febo is Tradition Updated

November 22, 2011

The blanket stitching is unpretentious.

The entirely upholstered body and leg keeps things simple, but if you want the wood base just ask.  Two seat heights allow use as sofa or banquette.

The same slightly curved body makes a beautiful headboard.  Quiet elegance.

And a whole host of chairs ranging from dining to lounge to chaise … all share beguiling soft curves.

Febo, the fetching collection just off the boat from Milan.  So ravishing, no one would expect her steel structure.  Febo from Maxalto.

Update your traditional sensibilities with a little help from Febo and SR Hughes.

LC: Made to Order

October 14, 2011

We go for men who go for bespoke. And, really, Corbusier‘s LC3 lounge chair makes just about anyone look runway ready (sorry dude). When you need a little classic to provide a solid foundation for your sense of style, Corbu is great place to begin.

The entire Corbusier collection from Cassina is made to order.  You choose feather or poly fill, frame color, and upholstery from hundreds of fabrics and leathers.

Now through Oct 16th, enjoy 15% off the entire Corbusier collection from Cassina.  Indoors, outdoors, classic modern style.  Pop into SR Hughes and we’ll help you build your own classic.

Turn Fall Green

October 13, 2011

Join us as we turn fall green with Ecosmart Fire.  Indoor, outdoor, built-in, or free-standing.  All clean burning bio-fuel burning fireplaces are on sale from Ocotber 14th – November 13th.

SR Hughes showroom at Center 1 Tulsa.  Tuesday – Saturday from 10:30am to 5:30pm.

LC Outdoor

October 12, 2011

The history of modern design and architecture … moves outdoors!  Le Corbusier Outdoor furniture from Cassina.

“An extraordinary ability to overcome time both in body and spirit. Highlighting the essence of a thought at the apex of a highly refined architectural journey, next to the perfection of natural forms, living, changing, highly mobile, unpredictable, eternal. Nature. Culture. Side by side, showing each other respect, vitality, dialogue, communion.”

Now you can Corbu outdoors!  Visit the SR Hughes showroom at Center 1 in Tulsa to learn more!  From Oct 6th – 18th, save 15% on all Corbusier orders.

How do you Corbu?

October 10, 2011

With 16 different licensed models, dozens of surface material choices, and hundreds of upholstery selections … everyone has a little room to Corbu!

LC3 Grand Confort sofas and meridienne

LC6 table and LC7 swivel chair

LC4 Chaise

LC12 table, LC7 swivel chair, LC8 swivel stool

LC1 chair, LC Casiers Standard shelves

LC2 Petit Confort sofas

LC10 table, LC7 swivel chair

LC5 daybeds, LC4 chaise

LC9 bath stool

LC11 table

LC 14 tabouret stool, LC16 modular writing desk

LC15 table

The Crow working at the LC15 table

It’s up to you!  You can adapt any of these modern classics to suit your own style.  Only Cassina’s consistent work with Fondation Le Corbusier brings you all of the authentic choices of style, upholstery, color, and materials so that you can create your own masterpiece.

Through October 16th, 2012 visit the SR Hughes showroom at Center1 in Tulsa and enjoy 15% off all things Corbu!

Dream Big

September 17, 2011

Alta Fedelta bed from Poltrona Frau exudes quiet elegance …

… which belies its racecar heritage …

The world's finest car interiors are provided by Frau. Porsche, Maserati, Ferrari, Audi, Rolls Royce ...

It seems that when attention is given to the small details … it all adds up to a beautiful result.

Fall in love with the perfect style.

Relax in comfort knowing that your bed rests upon 99 years experience crafting the finest upholstered furniture in Italy.

Dream Big with the help of your friends at the SR Hughes showroom.

99 Years of Know How

September 16, 2011

Leads to this …

Massimosistema sofas and sectionals from Poltrona Frau.

Enveloping you in comfort, every detail expertly mastered, and with 100 choices in color and texture … the fit will be perfect!

Back it up with 99 years of experience as the finest purveyor of Italian leather craftsmanship …

Porsche

Singapore Airlines Suites

Pershing Yachts

Disney Concert Hall

…and it’s impossible to go wrong.

Stop in and see the Frau collection at SR Hughes.  Come in through March 20th, 2012 and save 20% on all things Frau for home or office!


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