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Come home to B&B Italia

May 31, 2014


Check out the latest edition of B&B Italia Home and let us know if this is how you want to live




SR Hughes Summer Sale 2014

May 31, 2014


The giant summer sale is coming!  We’re making room for new ideas and we’ll be loaded up with the best deals of the year on everything in the store.  Come join in the fun!

Modern Architecture Is Popping Up (via Kidulu)

March 26, 2011

Hey kids … thanks to Pop Pressed this just flew across the radar. Will add it to the shelves at SR Hughes so that y’all have a new title you can play with! Yahoo!

Modern Architecture Is Popping Up Unfold this: The Modern Architecture Pop-Up book is pure delight. It features 20 meticulously-designed pop-up models, each the work of Anton Radevsky, who also engineered the now out-of-print History of Architecture Pop-Up. The book includes legendary buildings like New York's Flatiron Building; Frank Llyoyd Wright's's Robie House in Chicago; Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye; Saarinen's TWA terminal; Gehry's Guggenheim Bilbao; Calatrava's Milwaukee Ar … Read More

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January 15, 2011

SR Hughes’s Favorite Things for the Holidays

December 16, 2010

If you’re like me, you still have a few gifts to buy this holiday season.  Come by SR Hughes and take a look at some of our favorite things.

Rina Menardi ceramics will take your breath away offering a wide range of beautiful colors with simple lines inspired by nature.


Oh Martha!  Martha Sturdy resin also offers delicious colors in various shapes in sizes that can be used a variety of ways in any home.


Antica Farmicista scents, handwash, body moisturizer and Burn candles will have your family and guests uttering “ohh la la”  long after the holidays are gone.


Not to be overlooked, SR Hughes’s book selection has a title for everyone.  Whether your love lies in travel, home, design, fashion or art we have something for you.


And so to bed…

December 16, 2010

Yes, you can sleep on any soft surface, but why not do it in style?? Wait until you see the Rea bed by Giorgetti.  This beauty is on display in our showroom.

Designed by Chi Wing Lo (no jokes please) as a compliment to his Rea chair, the bed has completely removable upholstery in fabric or leather.  Also, an optional “diamond-style” quilted headboard cover adds an extra bit of drama and makes this piece reminiscent of a swanky, oversized club chair. 

Add some mondo thread count sheets and mounds of down pillows and your bed experienece will rival that of any Count or Contessa.

Rea comes in only in king sized, of course….so gather up the New York Times, fresh squeezed orange juice, croissants and your favorite person and start some serious lounging.

Designers on Hand for Evening Event

March 12, 2010

Last night SR Hughes was proud to participate in Center 1:  Inside Modern Design. We like to work but we LOVE to party. Our events provide our clients, fans and new faces a chance to experience all we have to offer in a fun and relaxed environment. Folks stopped in for a cool drink, good conversation, and serious swag bags featuring t-shirts and gift certificates to Black Optical.  Brookside, once named the Restless Ribbon, was abuzz with cosmopolitan activity. The weather was exceptionally beautiful for a luxurious stroll from our neighbor to the north, Valcucine, on down to Aberson Exhibits – now featuring the Russel Young show. Our designers were on hand talking shop – new fabrics, current trends and design inspirations were all hot topics.   

A piece of burled wood sets the stage for this color-story; Inspiration comes from many places.  


Our design team presented before and after pictures which left me and so many others wondering, “now how’d they do that?” The answer? Mix extensive design experience, innovative modes of creative thinking and a “delight the client” focus to achieve something truly amazing.  


Our designers also presented an in-store museum depicting the evolution of style.    

Contemporary Circa 18th Century

Contemporary 21st Century

The Evolution of Seating



Thank you everyone who attended last night’s soiree. For those who couldn’t make it we definitely look forward to seeing you at our next function!  


Art for the Heart

February 12, 2010

Why not give a little art from the heart to your valentine?  There are plenty of great ways to do it.  One idea is Kokoro — a beautiful light sculpture from Ingo Maurer — the world-renowned wizard of light.  You can check out Kokoro and many other of Ingo’s ideas right in our showroom.  Another way is to check out his one man show from the Cooper Hewitt museum.  The catalog from the show is a book full of great photos and a series of interviews of Maurer which buoy the spirit of any person with a creative bone in his or her body.  Enjoy the scuplture simply for its warmth, its sense of humor, its beauty.  Dig deeper and read more about the story behind the MaMO Nouchies series of lights and the spirit which compels the artist.  Whatever you give your loved one this Valentine’s Day … give joyously and lovingly from your heart … and you’ll be right on the mark.

Not so Silly to Wassily

February 5, 2010

It’s not so silly to Wassily this time of year. As part of the Knoll Classics collection, the Wassily chair is now on sale: 15% off orders through February 7th.

The Wassily chair was designed in 1925 by Marcel Breuer – a modernist master who taught at the Bauhaus and Harvard. The use of tubular steel was a big innovation in furniture design during this period. Another of our favorite architects and designers Le Corbusier made great strides with this material in his iconic LC designs. The inspiration for the chair came from the bicycle, also a supportive form of tubular steel.  I see a close link with Le Corbusier’s LC1 chair design.   Wassily’s design supports a seated body with a minimalist juxtaposition of materials: lightweight steel and straps of saddle leather.  Other Marcel Breuer designs in the Knoll Classics collection include the Laccio tables and the Cesca chairs.

The Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer

Laccio Tables by Marcel Breuer

Get a Piece of Mies

February 3, 2010

The Barcelona chair was designed in 1929 by the famous architect Mies van der RoheMOMA approves and so do we: this is a timeless classic. In 1948 Florence Knoll, a good friend of Mies, aquired the production rights. Offered today exclusively by Knoll, the Barcelona chair is produced to the exact specifications of the original design. The frame of Barcelona is availble in either stainless steel or chome. Each frame is hand-polished to a mirror finish. The upholstery is all hand-tufted and welted. Forty individual leather pieces (all from the same hide) make up the seat and back covers. A Knoll Studio logo and designer signature is stamped on one of the rear legs.

“Get a piece of Mies” during the Knoll Classics Sale through February 7th at SR Hughes.

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