Chair of the Month

THE STUNNER: The Guernica Lounge Chair from Laura Kirar’s ground breaking collection for McGuire Furniture. This glorious piece of collectible furniture has undeniable presence and is truly the epitome and definition of ‘statement piece.’ The craftsmanship and engineering that is required to create this gorgeous, yet edgy jewel is much more complicated than it seemingly appears. Each lounger requires a custom-made needle that painstakingly pulls contrasting smooth and textured laces at variegated lengths through 3,500 holes in tiny honeycomb caning. This custom process takes a single artisan several weeks to complete.

HRI has a new place to call home! We recently relocated our Colorado office from Littleton to Centennial and gave it a fresh new face. In order to keep pace with our growing team, we invested in a space with plenty of square footage. We have several executive offices, a stunning and highly functional conference room, and multiple meeting spaces. Our beautiful design studio rounds out the open space, with lots of natural lighting and an abundant open resource library to keep our creative juices flowing. We really wanted our office to reflect our brand, and show how passionate we are about unique design.  We focused on dramatic artwork and eclectic furnishings to create an environment that encourages ingenuity and inspiration.

This past week our entire design team gathered in Denver for our annual HRI Inspiration Tour. Every year we explore different artistic and inspiring spaces to expose ourselves to different avenues of design. This year we visited Denver’s most impressive and respected boutique hotels and art galleries. We also got an in-depth 2-hour tour of the city’s graffiti and commissioned street art. It’s not hard to find inspiration in such a thriving city!