Posts Tagged ‘leather’

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!

Dream Big

September 17, 2011

Alta Fedelta bed from Poltrona Frau exudes quiet elegance …

… which belies its racecar heritage …

The world's finest car interiors are provided by Frau. Porsche, Maserati, Ferrari, Audi, Rolls Royce ...

It seems that when attention is given to the small details … it all adds up to a beautiful result.

Fall in love with the perfect style.

Relax in comfort knowing that your bed rests upon 99 years experience crafting the finest upholstered furniture in Italy.

Dream Big with the help of your friends at the SR Hughes showroom.

99 Years of Know How

September 16, 2011

Leads to this …

Massimosistema sofas and sectionals from Poltrona Frau.

Enveloping you in comfort, every detail expertly mastered, and with 100 choices in color and texture … the fit will be perfect!

Back it up with 99 years of experience as the finest purveyor of Italian leather craftsmanship …


Singapore Airlines Suites

Pershing Yachts

Disney Concert Hall

…and it’s impossible to go wrong.

Stop in and see the Frau collection at SR Hughes.  Come in through March 20th, 2012 and save 20% on all things Frau for home or office!

Cab Sale!

September 14, 2011

This CAB chair by Mario Bellini for Cassina is a classic and elegant design that showcases amazing leatherwork skill.

The Cab chair is widely recognized as one of the more significant chair designs of the twentieth century and is included in MoMA’s permanent design collection.

The flexible steel frame is completely enveloped in a continuous, fitted skin of saddle leather, zipped together at the legs – a revolutionary approach to building a leather chair. Subtly detailed, exposed stitching along the seams and the sculptural quality of the leather creates an understated, elegant form that is enticingly comfortable.

During CASSINA’S FALL PROMOTION, SAVE 20% on CAB and many other icons of contemporary design at SR Hughes!

One Scoop, Please!

September 10, 2011

He’s a perfect dollop…of comfort …

of personality …

of sophistication …

The subtle details do not lie …

Archibald sits like a dream, has just the right amount of style, and quietly asserts his presence.

Back it up with Poltrona Frau’s 99 years of experience as the finest purveyor of Italian leather craftsmanship …


Singapore Airlines Suites

Pershing Yachts

Disney Concert Hall

…and it’s impossible to go wrong.

Archibald chair or dozens of other beauties … let SR Hughes show you the world of Poltrona Frau.

Lyrical Details

September 4, 2011

These days we’re too often in a hurry, pulled in too many different directions, to stop.  Take notice.
What looks like a chair, is of course a chair.

But take a moment.  The craftsmanship is perfect, down to the last detail.  There are those who would settle for nothing less.

Good art makes you stop, consider, take note.  This is a gift.

Artistry does exist in furnishing.

Lyra chair, first produced in 1935 by Poltrona Frau.  Available today only at SR Hughes.  Slow down, stop in, take notice.

Who’s the Boss? CEO Cube!

July 28, 2011

“The pure shape, the blend of materials, the solid, technically-advanced structure, the soul of Poltrona Frau. Microarchitecture rather than simple furnishing, able to divide and populate the space of the most qualified workplaces.”  This system of working is designed by Vignelli Associates.  “I like [design] to be visually powerful, intellectually elegant, and above all timeless.”  Massimo Vignelli

Should you have any doubt the caliber of their work, simply consider this example from their portfolio … the NY subway system has used their design for signage since 1966!  I take comfort in the knowledge that they produce useful, lasting designs …

“The CEO Cube series comprises meeting tables, managerial desks, storage units and an open bookcase.  The Desk structure is asymmetric with a tubular support frame and sheet metal crossbars, specifically designed to accommodate cables and wiring.  The cube that supports one side of the desk is fitted with a special system allowing it to rotate. It is designed with two storage drawers and a filing drawer with lock.”

Choose materials from wood and leather to customize the right look for you.  Choose function and flexibility to suit your work style.  Choose craftsmanship from Poltrona Frau to make sure you’re getting the best there is…

Come into SR Hughes now through March 20th, 2012 and save 20% on CEO Cube and all items in the Poltrona Frau collection.

My Maserati does 185……

April 29, 2011


One word says it all.  Luxury inside and out.

Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

Like the rest of the car, the leather is the best of  best-like butter.  The  quality of leather, stitching and attention to detail is a work of art.  The fact remains the same, it’s a machine, a car and though you may struggle and even shed a tear or two, eventually you sell it or trade it.

Well dry your eyes and fasten your seatbelt darling.  The interior of Maserati is pure Poltrona Frau.  You can bring the Maserati interior right into your own home with a little help from your friends at SR Hughes.

“To sit in a Poltrona Frau chair is to be enveloped by something that is both softer and stronger than you imagined possible, something that quickly comes to feel like an extension of your very own skin; and to behold such a chair, rendered in shades both subtle and stark, soothing and invigorating, is to invite your eyes to a gala spectacle. Quite simply, Poltrona Frau must be experienced to be appreciated.” (

Chester One
Massimosistema Sectional
The best craftsmanship Italy has to offer.  The finest leather you can buy.  When you’re ready to trade up and keep your furniture around for the next generation to enjoy, come experience Poltrona Frau at SR Hughes.

Ready to start your engines?  Shop now through March 20th, 2012 during the Poltrona Frau Spring Sale and keep 20% for yourself … maybe fuel up that Gran Turismo?

Tolentino Travel … The Old and New

April 26, 2011

So, I had the good fortune to be in Tolentino recently.  The small medieval city center is enchanting.

I came here to tour the Poltrona Frau factory which sits just outside the old city walls.

I’m amazed by the seamless interaction of craft and technology at Poltrona Frau.  Whether building a Chester sofa from the historic archive …

… using much the same materials, craftsmanship, and technique as has been done for the past 100 years at Poltrona Frau …or,

working at the Interiors In Motion division of the factory to outfit a yacht, train, airplane, or car with the most technologically advanced methods …

…the end result is beautiful craftsmanship.

From a simple dining chair to a race car seat … workmanship is the common bond.

Seating for your home, office, or in the finest public and private spaces … Frau’s work with 10 Pritzker Prize winning architects on some of the world’s most revered projects speaks to the capabilities of a large corporation.  But, its only because of the capabilities at the hands of the local craftsmen and women …

…that Frau maintains its feel of the finest quality money can buy from zero to five hundred miles per hour.

Salone Sit Down

April 13, 2011

I have to say, that after a day of running hither and yon, it feels good to take a seat.

Some favorites from the day …

Denny from Giorgetti:

High back or low.  With ottoman or without.  Seemingly Scandinavian influence, but detailed in Canaletto walnut as only Giorgetti can.  Supremely comfortable.  Warm style.

Then, Mobius caught my eye, so I gave it a try…

Saddle leather with zigzag stitching stretched as structure over the frame.  A sculptural walnut set of gams and this is one handsome seat.  I think it becomes a flat-out show stopper when it grows up to become a wing chair:

And finally (nobody can resist) you can relax at the end of a long day at the Salone with a glass of Prosecco at the bar in a Philippe Starck bar stool from Kartell…  My Ghost barstool prayers have been answered!

That’s all for now … Off to Zona Tortona tomorrow to investigate what’s shakin down by the Navigli!  Stay tuned!

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