Posts Tagged ‘pendant’

Making 28

April 27, 2012

Bocci’s 28 Series is the perfect custom chandelier.  Well, its’ actually more than that.  Check out the video by New Document below …

We love that it began as a creative experiment.  What happens when you suction air from a sphere in the process of glass blowing?  As it turns out, something wonderful!  Add light, color and voila … 28.

Completely handmade to order.  Cluster, staggered, single, multiple.  Clear or color.  You be the author, Bocci will blow the glass.  What could be better?

Artful Affordable

November 18, 2011

Who knew brass could lose its yesteryear stodginess and become today’s hot metal?  By combining the British industrial revolution’s materials (cast iron, enamel, copper, brass, marble, and solid wood) with today’s industrial processes, Tom Dixon has been able to breathe new energy into grandma’s candlesticks …

Case in point:  ETCH CANDLE HOLDER, $55

Using the technology employed to cut circuit boards, detailed designs are photo-etched onto brass sheets.  Then, all unexposed areas are dissolved with acid, leaving the intricate patterns cut into metal.  Flat-packed for you to assemble and your handiwork is part of the process.  Hardware is included so that you can join multiple holders together for your own sculptural table scape.

The warm glow is all you:  ETCH PENDANT, $285

Another great idea from Tom Dixon … whether to spiff up your own digs in advance of holiday visitors or to give to that stylish, creative person on your list … is the Magically Oversized Knob!

Starting at $55 for the 4″ diameter, these thick chunks of colored glass mount to your wall so that you can hang your coat or dog leash in the mud room when you come in the back door.  Or, you can mix color and size (large is 10″ round) to create art on your wall wherever you hang your hat!

The gift department at SR Hughes is bigger than ever!  You’ll find these and more innovative ideas for giving only at SR Hughes.  We invite you to support local Oklahoma businesses wherever you buy this season:

Bocci 28 Series

June 15, 2011

We love the Bocci 28 Series chandelier!  After highlighting the custom color version at Rossana Orlandi in Milan this past April …

…Bocci took their show to the streets of New York where they rigged a display other versions of 28 during ICFF in May…

We love the handmade qualities, the possibility to customize size, color, and above all … the singular style of the new 28 Series!

Red Hot from Milano … Planet Suspended Light

May 11, 2011

A beautiful soft shape floating in space … the organic nature of Planet has a certian gravitational pull.  That itself is reason enough to choose this as the suspended light over your dining table, kitchen island, or workspace.

However, closer inspection reveals another beautiful story… the spherical shape of this luminescent beauty comes not from an interior structure, but instead is created by the pattern sewn onto the outside of the fabric with a special yarn.

“The initial challenge was to create a fabric lamp that was completely empty and without an inner frame.  The idea was to create a load-bearing seam, which would be simultaneously structural and decorative.  Inspiration came from a system devised for the smart clothing used by astronauts, where external embroidery stitched with a special yarn allows the suit to adhere to the body, retaining total flexibility and freedom of movement, even in zero gravity.”

Foscarini’s Planet is the perfect synthesis of soft beauty and high technology.  I love when beauty comes not only from aesthetics but also from ideas.  When we talk with people about items to use in their homes, offices, or commercial spaces we can always direct them to things that will look good, work well, and last … but the idea of things being close to peoples hearts because of their story has always appealed to me most.

Stop by SR Hughes showroom.  We’ll help you find a creative solution to your own lighting challenge!

Omar Arbel Shops For Lights

April 7, 2011

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“IT’S really easy to get mystical when you talk about light, so I hesitate,” said Omer Arbel, an architect based in Vancouver, British Columbia. “But I do acknowledge that light touches people’s souls in an interesting, subconscious way — light is a medium you can manipulate to evoke emotion.”

In my experience, nothing could be more true. Yes, I work in design. I sell lighting to people. But, one of the reasons I love doing this stems directly from Omar Arbel’s sentiment. I’m passionate about it because I believe light feeds our beings in some mysterious way. I think most people feel this, even if they do not recognize why. When you light a space properly, the whole environment sings … It nourishes us. I think good design is connected to emotion, and when lighting design is good — you feel it in the space. I watch people when they shop in the store. They can sense what is good, even when they don’t know exactly how to use it. So, why don’t you go shopping with Omar for lights … see what he has to say. Then, come by the SR Hughes showroom at Center 1 and let us help you create positive energy in your own space … with fantastic lighting.

Clever and Bright Tom Dixon Lighting As Seen In Elle Decor

January 26, 2011

Tom Dixon Lighting as seen in Elle Decor is available right here in Tulsa at SR Hughes.

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Oh Canada! The design link on the skating rink.

February 11, 2010

We’ve admired the work of Omer Arbel for quite some time. Several of his lighting and electrical designs for the Canadian company Bocci have been featured in our showroom and are beginning to grace local homes and businesses with their beauty.

Omer Arbel's 21 Series installed at Yokozuna restaurant in downtown Tulsa

The 21 Series captures the magic of light, suspended within folded pieces of a simple ceramic. This diffused light is soft and organic. Another phenomenal design from Arbel is the 14 Series. Hand-blown glass globes illuminated by tiny halogen bulbs create very dramtic displays without becoming weighty.

Though each sphere weighs over three pounds their placement and effective diffusion of light evokes feelings of weightlessness.

Arbel’s most recent design was in conjunction with artist Corrine Hunt. The 2010 Olympic medals are ingeniously designed and beautifully crafted pieces of art that speak highly of the power and quality of design from Canada.

The front of the medals display graphics reminiscent of totem poles

Though the Olympic Medals are not available at SR Hughes, we are proud to represent Bocci and the creative work of Omer Arbel.


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