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Ecosmart’s Fire Sale

April 4, 2012


Drop into the SR Hughes showroom and test drive Ecosmart Fire. During the month of April, you save 15% on any order from the outdoor, designer, and grate collections.

Complete your traditional or contemporary space with warm, clean detail.  Maintain the flexibility of a clean burning vent free fireplace. Indoors or out, Ecosmart Fire delivers the right solution for the way you want to live.

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.

Endless gift possibilites this season at SR Hughes

November 25, 2011

   

Start creativity flowing.  The sky is the limit.

You can find the Knoll Kids Risom Table and Kartell Lou Lou ghost chair at SR Hughes this holiday season.  You provide the artist, the architect, the sculptor, the dreamer……the possibilites are endless.

Gifts Galore @ SR Hughes

November 23, 2011

Looking for unique Christmas gifts this holiday season?

Rina Menardi’s ceramics are deeply influenced by sculpture and art.  Each piece is personal and therefore deliberately irregular.

Drop by SR Hughes this holiday season to browse Rina Menardi and other fabulous gift ideas.

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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.

Artful Affordable

November 18, 2011

Who knew brass could lose its yesteryear stodginess and become today’s hot metal?  By combining the British industrial revolution’s materials (cast iron, enamel, copper, brass, marble, and solid wood) with today’s industrial processes, Tom Dixon has been able to breathe new energy into grandma’s candlesticks …

Case in point:  ETCH CANDLE HOLDER, $55

Using the technology employed to cut circuit boards, detailed designs are photo-etched onto brass sheets.  Then, all unexposed areas are dissolved with acid, leaving the intricate patterns cut into metal.  Flat-packed for you to assemble and your handiwork is part of the process.  Hardware is included so that you can join multiple holders together for your own sculptural table scape.

The warm glow is all you:  ETCH PENDANT, $285

Another great idea from Tom Dixon … whether to spiff up your own digs in advance of holiday visitors or to give to that stylish, creative person on your list … is the Magically Oversized Knob!

Starting at $55 for the 4″ diameter, these thick chunks of colored glass mount to your wall so that you can hang your coat or dog leash in the mud room when you come in the back door.  Or, you can mix color and size (large is 10″ round) to create art on your wall wherever you hang your hat!

The gift department at SR Hughes is bigger than ever!  You’ll find these and more innovative ideas for giving only at SR Hughes.  We invite you to support local Oklahoma businesses wherever you buy this season:

Artemide Holiday Collection 2011

November 16, 2011

Some of our favorite lamps are on sale … the best deal all season long…

Click the image above to see the real deal on table lamps, floor lamps, task lighting, and more … in stock and ready in time for holiday giving.

Keep it local this season with SR Hughes!  Our gift department is in full swing with all sorts of innovative ideas you won’t find anywhere else.

Dish it up!

October 15, 2011

We love Ecosmart Fire’s new DISH for outdoor …

The 24″ pit is made of all-weather black steel with a beautiful rust finish.  It comes with the AB3 burner fuelled with bioethanol — a renewable energy source that generates a beautiful orange flame with no smoke, smell, soot, sparks, or fuss.

Easy to use and operate, place the DISH just about anywhere (indoors or out).  Though it throws about 6,000 BTU (enough to heat a 10′ x 20′ space) it needs no vent system and is completely portable.

Order your outdoor fireplace from SR Hughes in October and we’ll dish up 15% savings for you.

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.


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