Posts Tagged ‘LC4’

The Art of Relaxation

December 13, 2013


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.

Corbusier Fall Sale

October 7, 2012

The authentic classics are on sale now.  Indoor, outdoor, color, neutral, relaxed in down wrap or structured in dacron wrap … how do you Corbu?  Through October 16th, save 15% at SR Hughes.

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!

“The home should be the treasure chest for living” Le Corbusier

October 8, 2011

Come to SR Hughes and add some treasure to your home during the Cassina Le Corbusier Sale October 6-October 18th.

Center One  3410 S Peoria Ave #100 Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tuesday-Saturday 10:30am-5:30pm

Traditional Architecture, Innovative Interior

May 18, 2011

Okay … around here, we call my blog beat “product.”  However, what it’s really about is putting up solutions to the challenges people face when they design their spaces.  At SR Hughes, it’s all about helping people inhabit their home, office, garden … with a unique energy.  Does the space make you feel good?  Does it function the way you want it to?  Does it uniquely reflect you?

When I meet people in the showroom, I often hear them respond to what they see with excitement … they identify a positive energy from what they’re seeing … that its contemporary, but different.  I love that — I feel lucky that we make that positive emotional connection with people!

Even with the positive reaction, I know people may struggle a bit to imagine things they see in a different context.  I understand that … whether a professional or amateur … I think that only becomes easier with practice.  One thing I can offer … it’s a favorite quote from Jens Risom

“Good design means that anything good will go well with other equally good things – contemporary or traditional.”

If one hasn’t experimented with Risom’s idea yet, she could easily fall into the trap of thinking that her traditional home by rote requires a traditional interior.  That dogma is fading, thank goodness!  We invite you to look and live forward.  Travel, experiment, and see past the usual.  The “shrinking” of the world via electronics and affordable airfare is making that easier!

This is a fantastic photo shoot from the New York Times of a 14th Century castle re-inhabited.  I think the photos do more than any of my philosophising could ever do.  Take the tour by clicking the photo below (It’ll lead you to a fantastic slide show of the castle on the NY Times website).  Dream a little! 

And by the way … if you need  a little help with a chair, a lamp, or chaise … SR Hughes represents several companies who make products shown in the shoot!

Have a seat. Le Corbusier would have wanted you to.

June 12, 2009
Cassina Le Corbusier Installation at Philbrook Museum of Art

Cassina Le Corbusier Installation at Philbrook Museum of Art

Have a seat.  Le Corbusier would have wanted you to.

In 1929, there were some new concepts of furniture on display at the important Salon d’Automne exhibition in Paris.  They were designed by Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier.  Visitors to the exhibition were perplexed and somewhat shocked, for the furniture seemed to have but one aim in mind – function.  To Le Corbusier: what is a chair if not an object that carries out the function for which it was intended, the support of the human form in a semi-erect position?  He was not interested in decoration or ornamentation, and you can see here that the basic components of his chairs are organized around the simplest possible support framework, a metal tube.  Brilliant!  In 1929, people were baffled by Le Corbusier.  Today, his creations are in the permanent collections of institutions such as MoMA and licensed reproductions are at home, work, and play all over the world.

Now it’s easier than ever to own a Le Corbusier chair.  SR Hughes is excited to announce that Cassina is offering 15% off all Corbusier designs from Oct 6th – 18th, 2011.

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