Posts Tagged ‘Bertoia’

Knoll Classics Sale

February 28, 2012

Make the most of your space.  Nothing is more timeless than modern design.  For a limited time, take advantage of savings on mid-century modern designs by Harry Bertoia, Marcel Breuer, Florence Knoll, Warren Platner, Jens Risom, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen.  Choose from hundreds of fabrics and finishes to acquire a made to order, one of a kind piece.

Define your space with Knoll and invest in Authentic design.

Make the most of your space with the Knoll Sale!

September 21, 2011

15 % off Knoll Classics 

SR Hughes

3410 S.  Peoria Avenue

Tulsa, Oklahoma


Bertoia and Saarinen meet @ SR Hughes

May 31, 2011

Most of our iconic furniture designs were created during and before 1950s and 1960s, yet still in our modern age are regarded as iconic, elegant, and unique.

During the SR Hughes sale we will have iconic pieces that every mid-century collector wants and needs. 

“The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.”  Harry Bertoia

Come down to SR Hughes June3-5 and do some LIVING! 

Pictured:  54″ Saarinen dining table with Pearwood top, Bertoia side chairs with back and seat pads.



TGIF Pull up a chair…….

April 8, 2011

Thank goodness it’s Friday.  Whether it’s time to kick up your heels and share a toast with friends or wind down and relax, the right bar stool is a must.  Here are some of our favorites……

Knoll Bertoia is not only a beauty, but a classic.  You choose the seat pad and can spice it up with some color or keep it smooth and neutral.

Alias Spaghetti stool is a chameleon of sorts where you choose from clear or colored PVC or hide.   You will rest easy in the stool with a price range of $310-735 per

With Kartell’s Charles Ghost, the sky is the limit.   Indoor, Outdoor, Stackable, Colors, Clear… choose.

And then we have Cassina Cab bar stool by Mario Bellini and it’s love at first sight.

So whether you’re Budweiser in a bottle or shaken and not stirred, SR Hughes has the bar stool for you.

Tulsa People February 2011 – Combatting Clutter…

March 31, 2011

“Whether it’s your workspace at home or on the job, clutter is the enemy.  Our goal was to create a fresh take on a working environment that will be clean and functional.”  Deborah Gatica

Click the image below to read more about what Deborah did to design this eco-friendly workspace.

Invest Wisely … The Knoll Classics Sale

February 23, 2011

Sitting Sculpture

February 22, 2011

When choosing a chair, why not consider a piece of sculpture?

Bertoia Sculptures

Impractical?  Not when you consider the inspiration.  None of the above sculptures were intended to function as chairs.  Rather, Harry Bertoia drew on this sculptural talent when he designed a series of iconic chairs for Knoll in the 1950’s.

Bertoia Chairs for Knoll

Aha!  A sculptor’s art yields seating function!

“I appreciate a slight yield, lightness of weight, some motion if possible, because in moving about, the human body determines… the comfort and the measurements of its environment… there are certain motions we go through – we like to lean back, like to toss things – and if the chair’s adaptable it responds and it’s almost like wearing a comfortable coat; you really don’t know you have it on.” – Harry Bertoia

This innovative classic allows you to add functional art to your indoor or outdoor space.  You choose:  keep it plain to accentuate the form, add padding to the seat or back to enhance your comfort, even add a Rislan coating to the wire for color or so that you may use it outdoors!

It bears mentioning that only Knoll manufactures Bertoia by license.  Be aware, there are cheap imitations everywhere!  Why should you know the difference? So that you can make an informed selection.

Only the chairs produced by Knoll are faithful to the original design.  In fact, you can find early Knoll Bertoias that are over 50 years old, have stood up to daily use, and still are in great condition!  These vintage originals are prized and often command a price higher than the buyer originally paid.

Unlike cheap knockoffs, the Knoll welds are expertly clean.  The stock is not too thick, nor does Knoll need to run two pieces of wire around the outer frame to make the chair strong enough (a common and disgusting offense to the fluidity of the chair’s single sinuous wire design).  I mean, come on … Bertoia was a sculptor after all (Tulsa has its own Bertoia sculpture, do you know where?).  Just look at a few of his sonambulent sculptures.

Proper wire gauge is as important to making these beauties sing as it is to forming a chair-as-sculpture — let’s just agree to trust Harry on this.

At the end, Knoll Bertoias are of the highest quality and are true to the beauty of the sculptor’s original intent so that they please your eye, add a spark to your home, and stand the test of time … the best measure of value!

Knoll Classic Platner Armchair

February 19, 2011

Platner armchair in left foreground of photo

The classics never go out of style.  Knoll is known for its superior quality production of classic furniture icons.  Warren Platner’s armchair fits beautifully into this recent shoot for Elle Decor (Jan 2011).  Now SR Hughes is pleased to announce the Knoll Classics Sale from Feb 28 – Mar 3, 2012.

Platner chair and table grace this airy space

The Platner series includes dining and coffee tables in addition to dining and lounge chairs.  Let us help you choose the finish and fabrics to help you take it up a notch in your own home.  Browse online or better yet stop into the showroom and we’ll help you catch a classic during the sale.

The Knoll Classics Sale includes products designed by Harry Bertoia, Marcel Breuer, Florence Knoll, Warren Platner, Jens Risom, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Eero Saarinen.

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