Posts Tagged ‘Le Corbusier’

A Bookish Sort

July 5, 2014

There is something about a home without books that I find unsettling.  Even with modern technology leaving print behind, I believe we’ll always want our homes to include mementos tracing our travels and concrete manifestations of ideas we find interesting.  I’d rather stack those things up and keep them close by, not fumble through my phone to find the photo of …

This is an ode to clean lines, comfortable living, and evidence of a personal history…

B&B Italia’s Flat.C wall system

… to light, open spaces incorporating classics old and new …

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Notice left to right: Tizio bedside light, Le Corbusier LC6 library table/desk, Maui rolling chair.

 

… and beautiful simplicity complete with the perfect place to kick back and get lost in the pages of a book…

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Tufty Time sofa

In every instance above, one of the key elements in the room is something you’ll find right here at SR Hughes.  Let us help you build the unique story of your own personal space.

 

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.

Cassina, Poltrona Frau Sale

March 10, 2012

“It’s spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” – Mark Twain

Let SR Hughes cure your case of The Wants.  Our staff will help you choose the perfect style, the perfect fit.  Cassina and Poltrona Frau give you the year’s biggest savings on the best in Italian design.

Now through March 20th.  Just what The Doctor ordered!

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.

“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

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.

Congenial Company

September 7, 2011

This recent shoot of an apartment in Chicago appears in the August issue of Interior Design Magazine.  The article’s header reads, “Three centuries of art and design keep congenial company in the Chicago apartment of Gensler’s Carlos Martínez.”

If you click the photo above, you’ll get to view a great sideshow of this beautiful apartment.  But, before you go … a few things to note.

Pay attention to the artful of mixing classic modern, contemporary and 19th Century influences (in furniture, in art, and architecture).  It’s a beautiful, elegant, and livable space!

The architectural details have been restored, but it involved removing “decades of fusty upgrades to remove to get back to the 3,000-square-foot apartment’s original interior.”  Now, you can see marvelous details such as the plaster detail on the ceiling … peacefully coexisting with a Mies van der Rohe day bed and Le Corbusier LC2 chair!

The owners have been “collecting art over the past 20 years-the kind of modern and contemporary work most often imagined in stripped-down, crisp white environs. The transition would call for back-to-square-one strategizing and the subtle manipulation of everything from the floor plan to the finishes.”  Certainly, Martinez’s professional life as a designer helps pull this all together seamlessly.

I’ll let you in on a little secret … most of the furniture and lighting could have been sourced right here in Tulsa (hello, SR Hughes)!  Whether you know how to pull it together yourself (you don’t need any design degree) or if you put that trust in a professionally trained eye … SR Hughes works every day with both homeowners and designers alike.  Its easy!  And, wherever you need an extra hand, you can hire the contractor, the art dealer, and everything else you need to pull off your own masterpiece … right here in your own city.

Take a tour through this lovely home and dream a little … then get to work on realizing your own vision … the place you relax in, entertain in, laugh, love, and live in.  Tailor it specifically for you and how you live, then settle in and enjoy living — beautifully!

Design First: LC2

September 2, 2011

I admit.  I’m a furniture geek.  But, I love this ad published in a recent issue of Elle Decor.

It promotes thinking about design before you finish the space.

Why?

Because good, authentic pieces can go anywhere.  When you make the right choice initially, the rest just falls more easily into place.

How does one “makes the right choice?”

Let history do a little of your homework for you.  The entire Corbusier collection is made under license by Cassina.  The licensed pieces are proven design icons … 80 years and counting.

How about this lesser known fact?  There has always been variety in colors, finishes, and materials across the collection … so, you have all the tools you need to design your piece of history.

Choose authentic, quality pieces that you love.  Don’t be afraid to commit!  These pieces will go from home to home, before the architecture, the surfaces, the paint are ever even considered.  And so it should be!

I love it, but my house isn’t modern

July 25, 2011

I’ve worked for SR Hughes for ten years and I can’t tell you how many times I have heard “I love it, but my house isn’t modern.”  I think that if you love it, it doesn’t matter.

I love it, but it’s too modern

Your mother’s grandfather clock and Heriz carpet can look beautiful next to your more contemporary pieces.

I love it, but it’s too modern.

I love this bedroom with  mirrored side tables, glass lamps and such a beautiful color palate.  The Ingo Maurer’s Zettle’z fixture, Kartell‘s Louis Ghost Chair and FLOS Kevlin Table Lamp feel right at home with their more traditional counterparts.

I love it, but it’s too modern.

What’s not to love here.  You can almost hear the warm laughter of a family gathering in this inviting dining room.

Love, it’s a funny thing.  I guess what they say is true, sometimes opposites attract.

Visit SR Hughes at Center 1— we’ll help you find the perfect mix for the way you want to live.

Ventaglio: the art of living

June 22, 2011

Functional sculpture … table, desk … Ventaglio was designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1972 for her Meribel chalet.

The placement of boards for the top creates a beautiful sculpture … artful.  But, the unusual shape is also multi-functional.  She experimented with a similar organic shape as desk prior to Ventaglio …

… as seen in this office she designed for a newspaper editor in 1938.  The same gull-wing shape exists with Ventaglio to promote use as a desk, but the placement of individual planks creates unique spaces where both small and large groups of people can congregate with intimacy to share a meal or a game of cards.

In both the historic ’38 photo and as above in the present day, use of the LC7 stool as seat provides a beautiful contrast of materials from Perriand’s work … tubular steel and wood.  After all, it was her work with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jennaret to produce the famous “machines for living” during the late ’20s that brought her notoriety as a designer.

In my view, Ventaglio is seems influenced by her life in Japan (1940-46) where Elisabeth Vedrenne says  “In France, the bourgeois mind still confused emptiness with poverty or oblivion.  Accumulate nothing, be Zen — Le Corbusier had already prepared her for this … She became aware of the ideas of rhythm, lightness, transparency, depth of field, of the outside inside, and vice-versa — concepts she had already been playing with since the 1930s … in Japan she found everything she had been looking for.  She found corroboration for her knowledge of design and her pioneering intuitions.  The useful could be beautiful …”  Ventaglio, the art of living embodied.

To see more Charlotte Perriand designs now click here.

To save 20% on authentic Perriand designs made by Cassina, spring into SR Hughes by March 20th (2012).


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