Posts Tagged ‘recliner’

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.

WHITE HOT: Dodo Avaible at SR Hughes Sale June 3-5

May 26, 2011

Dodo by Cassina on sale at SR Hughes June 3-5 only.  This white leather sleek recliner swivels, reclines and not only sits like dream, but the sale price will have you pinching yourself to see if you’re dreaming.  Come down and see us under the tent at SR Hughes in Center 1.  3410 S Peoria Ave #100   Tulsa, OK.

The Apotheosis of the Recliner

October 3, 2009

dodo positions 

Designed for Cassina in 2000, Toshiyuki Kita’s K10 Dodo chair is my pick for all-out Best of the Best when in comes to recliners. The Dodo chair is design perfection by way of two aspects: form and function – better, the “look” and the “feel”. In its closed position, the look is of a very well tailored club chair. Gone is the ridiculously overstuffed padding of most recliners we’ve come to know and abhor. To say this chair is streamlined may imply connotations of rigidity, so I choose the word “smart”. It’s a low profile piece of very functional art. You’ll find that, if form does indeed mirror content, the comfort of this chair has been as artfully produced and directly addressed as its chic contours.

Now for function… Swivel away, just don’t spill your drink (though upholstered in most high end Cassina fabrics or leathers, there should be no worries even if you do).  The headrest flips back if you choose. A concealed footrest appears from beneath and locks into position. The back reclines to an almost horizontal position with the push of a lever.

It’s a club chair, it’s a swivel chair, it’s a recliner. It’s a Dodo. From the book, Made in Cassina, Kita says “The formal rigor imposed by our traditional upbringing is increasingly giving way to an informal approach, which may enable human beings to move more freely.”     

Feel free to visit our showroom to take a spin, or a nap, in Dodo. Ask, and yours will be made to order at the Cassina factory just north of Milan to your specification of fabric or leather color selection.

During the CASSINA FALL SALE, September 9-23, save 20% on Dodo and tons of other fantastic designs for living.






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