Posts Tagged ‘Corbusier’

NY Times T Mag: A Fine Mess

December 15, 2012

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Check out this recent photo shoot in designer Julia Muggenburg’s London townhouse.  Who says you have to pare back your style to include Modern or contemporary furniture?  In fact, the wild layering of Julia’s place feels more at home to me.  In fact, a Barcelona chair or daybed seem right at home here.  A powder blue LC or Cappellini’s Proust chair … art of course!  Click the photo to take a tour of this wonderful space, crack a smile, and imagine what it would be like to live here.

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.

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!

Corbusier Sale!

October 6, 2011

Indoor, outdoor, all around the town … now is the time to save on your own authentic Corbusier chair, table, desk, sofa, or stool …

Incorporate color, choose your textile, design your own bit of history and save!  Visit SR Hughes showroom at Center 1 Tulsa to learn more.

Be Aware of Imitators

August 12, 2011

Or, as the adage suggests … should we be flattered by them?

Whatever the case, I just say know what you’re buying and why.

Licensed manufacturers of classic designs are often imitated.  On some level, it speaks to the quality of that original idea.  Saarinen’s table is so perfectly proportioned, so extremely elegant … everyone wants in on the game!

The licensed manufacturer of the piece (in the above example Knoll) represents top quality and adherence to the designer’s original intent … nothing tweaked to confound original scale and elegance.  Nothing compromised.

An original idea is sometimes bigger than the way we usually see it.  Corbusier’s foundation reveals that this famous chair was originally conceived in a whole host of colors and finishes. You can break the black and chrome barrier to try your own interpretation but still remain faithful to the original idea…

You can see quality, you can feel it with your hands, it gives you satisfaction every day you live with it.  We want you to have years, even generations, of use and enjoyment!  I can remember a client once telling me that they purchased a pair of Cassina sofas back in the early 1980’s when they lived in Florida.  Two teenage boys and 25 years later when they moved to Tulsa, those sofas went directly into their living room without missing a beat … original upholstery and all!

Does this mean you can’t take home a flea market treasure?  Absolutely not!  Nothing wrong with a bargain.  But, if you cast off purchases (bargains or no) often, maybe you’ve not found your true love, the right fit, the home that truly reflects who you are and how you live.  That fake Barcelona (“Farcelona”) chair is a chunk of your hard-earned dough no matter what you paid for it!  Maybe you’d consider what will stand up to the test of time?

If you’re not sure about it, just go slowly.  Educate yourself about what is out there:  who produces quality, can you customize the piece in ways consistent with the designer’s original idea, is this the right item for my home?  Then proceed with confidence and commitment about what you want — you’ll discard less and love more as these decisions age gracefully over time in your beautiful home.

SR Hughes showroom is the only place in Oklahoma for original designs from the Modern masters as well as the best in contemporary furniture design today.  Visit us today and we’ll help you express your original style!

From Feb 28th – March 3rd, save on authorized classics from Knoll like the Saarinen table in this post!

Hot! Hot! Hot!

July 21, 2011

This morning on the news the weather man said “Tulsa is the new Phoenix”.  That’s right, we are experiencing a heat wave that has our weathermen reluctant to predict when Oklahomans might get a break.   Well, my glass of water is half full.  Let’s look at the bright side, get outside and let’s do it in style.

Come visit SR Hughes at Center 1, 3410 S Peoria Ave where we’ll help you discover the possibilities, or shop your ideas right here and contact us with your questions:

Red Hot From Milano … LC Series Outdoor

April 30, 2011

“Observed as an ensemble, this first Cassina Outdoor collection set on a lawn, a beach, under a patio exudes a regal air, an aristocratic family portrait en plein air. The collection consists of six pieces that are all part of the history of contemporary design and architecture. Each piece with its strong personality, features a story and an attitude. One way to occupy space, to define it around yourself, in such a strangely natural way yet at the same time both high and noble. 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.”

Extreme outdoor durability in stainless steel, technical fabrics, and naturally resiliant wood.  Extreme elegance for outdoor living.  Only from Cassina. View the complete LC Outdoor collection of sofas, chairs, tables, and chaise by clicking below:

New Corbu!

April 18, 2011

Lounging on LC4

March 17, 2011

The original LC furniture range by Le Corbusier, whose actual name is Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, was a system of furniture co-designed with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand in 1928. The tubular steel furniture, especially the famous LC4 chaise and Grand Confort chair (both of which are in the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art) projected a new rationalist aesthetic that came to epitomize the International Style.

The LC4 longue chaise from Cassina is available with adjustable chrome or matte black cradle and matte black base. The upholstery of the base is available in the following materials: hairy skin with black leather headrest, all leather with a black leather headrest, and in a special canvas with leather footrest and headrest.
The LC4 Chaise Longue (or “long chair” in English) was dubbed the “relaxing machine” because of the way it mirrors the body’s natural curves while appearing to float above its supports. Legend has it Le Corbusier would take naps in the LC4 and when his arms hit the floor he would wake up (natural alarm clock).

Design your own version of the LC4 at the SR Hughes showroom Oct 6 – 18, 2011 during Cassina’s Fall Le Corbusier Sale and save 15% on all things Corbu.


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