Posts Tagged ‘suspended’

Zeppelin and Friends

May 28, 2011

SR Hughes decided to have a HOT SUMMER TENT SALE and I am in it!!

I am Zeppelin — a classic chandelier made with spun resin and transparent candles.

June 3-4-5 you can see me and many other illuminating finds under the tent at SR HUGHES in Center 1. 3410 South Peoria #100. Tulsa, OK.


Tend Your Garden With A Flick of a Switch

May 25, 2011

I love the surprise of Marcel Wanders’ Skygarden lights!  What appears to be a simple dome downlight one might choose to light a dining table our work surface …

…actually houses a beautiful cast plaster interior!  When you’re positioned below the opening of the shade … you peer up into a beautiful garden!

As always with Flos, the idea is imaginative and the engineering is top-notch.

Another fresh pick from the garden … the recessed version of the fixture …

… enabling you to seamlessly integrate the magic of Wandres’ garden into the clean planes of a sheet rock ceiling!

What was Wanders Thinking?

”  In my former house I had a fabulous antique decorated plaster ceiling.  I called it my Skygarden, it always looked good even without me having green fingers or taking care of it very well.  It didn’t need water or sun but would live only on the warm rays of the electrical light under it.  I loved it so much that by the time I moved houses I could not leave it.  I had to find a way to take it to my new home.  I took my tools and stole it from the ceiling.  This fabulous piece of history is now secretly hidden in a minimalist architectural sphere in the heart of my new home where I can enjoy it with friends.  If you tell no-one, I can share it with you”  Marcel Wanders

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!

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