Chair of the Month – June

This intricate and compelling chair, called The Nido was constructed by Estudio Persona. The inspiring design team behind the Nido is Emiliana Gonzalez, an industrial designer, and Jessie Young, a conceptual artist. Commissioned to design a high-profile actress’s home, this duo came together to launch Estudio Persona. Their furniture combines contrasting shapes and volumes, hard geometric lines and soft natural materials.  The shape of this modern lounge chair is inspired by its rounded seat, “Nido,” meaning “nest” in Spanish. The shape of this chair evokes the image of a delicate egg being perfectly cradled in its seat.

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!

HRI started 2019 off strong at The NationalsSM 2019, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Every year our team travels to IBS to attend the largest and most respected award show in the industry. This year we were once again overjoyed to take home multiple awards. HRI walked away with 7 silvers and 2 gold awards, an overwhelming accomplishment. We were especially honored to receive Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced $700,000-$850,000, and Best Design Center.