Our Item No: MC-1031

Standard Leather Price: $975 - 1,005

Premium Leather Price: $1,045 - 1,075

Key Features:
  • #304 Stainless Steel Frame
  • Top grain Italian leather
  • Real leather on all four sides
  • Matching armpads are optional
Overall Dimensions: 23"w x 24"d x 31"h
Seat Height: 17"
Seat Dimensions: 19"w x 17"d
Weight: 39 pounds

Comparison Chart: Modern Classics vs. the Competition

Base Price(with Shipping)

  • Modern Classics: $750
  • Signature Brand: $2,115
  • Rove Concepts: $549
  • Cheap Low-Market Chairs: $ 500

Frame Dimensions

  • Our frame dimensions are a close match to the signature version.
    5.00 out of 5
  • This is the Signature Model.
    5.00 out of 5
  • Frame dimensions are a very different than the Signature version, in that, the ratio of the arms to the seat hieght is way too short. Not to specification.
    1.00 out of 5
  • Frame dimension seem slightly smaller in overall size than the signature version and the curve on the front legs is not correct. Not to specification and very tippy.
    1.00 out of 5

Frame Metal

  • Our Frame is No. 304 grade stainless steel hand-polished to a mirror-like finish. Polished stainless is recognized as a more natural appearance metal feature than plated chrome. Stainless steel is easy to maintain, repairable by hand polishing and offers a near life-time of trouble fee use.
    5.00 out of 5
  • Frame is polished chrome hand-ground and hand-buffed to a mirror finish. The chrome plating process of metals has been noted as a generally unsafe manufacturing process for our environment and when scratched or chipped, the steel will rust and it cannot be easily repaired.
    2.00 out of 5
  • Frame is #304 stainless steel hand-polished to a mirror-like finish.
    4.00 out of 5
  • Frame is lower grade stainless steel, machined-polished and has a dull, milky finish. Does not look like chrome or very good stainless steel.
    1.00 out of 5

Upholstery Materials

  • We offer 18 imported Italian leather colors as standard, with the option of providing your own leather or selecting from our wide range of color and texture selection of stock European leather colors for a minor surcharge. We also offer our exclusive Boucle Fabric in 20 colors for our chairs.
    5.00 out of 5
  • Only 6 leather colors are offered as standard, with the option of selecting from the entire Spinneybeck leather collection for a substantial surcharge. Not offered in Fabric or in your own materials.
    3.00 out of 5
  • Offer 12 Italian leather colors as standard, not offered in Fabric, custom leather or in your own materials.
    4.00 out of 5
  • Typically offered in only 1 or 2 leather colors: black and white. Upholstery might be leather, bonded leather, or vinyl; in any case, not quality A level Italian or USA leather.
    1.00 out of 5

Armpad Construction

  • Our matching armpads are constructed of metal, then covered with the matching leather. Each armpad is bolted on with two screws.
    5.00 out of 5
  • The Signature version has a wood backed armpad along with a sewn-on top leather piece. The sewing thread is easily worn and the leather will fray after a while of use.
    3.00 out of 5
  • Rove's armpads are made of leather.
    3.00 out of 5
  • The low-specification chair has a glued on leather armpad.
    1.00 out of 5

Product Description

Our Executive Flat Bar Side Chair is inspired by the Mies van der Rohe chair design known the world over as the BRNO Chair. We make our version using only the high quality 12mm flat stock #304 stainless steel polished to a mirror finish. Our upholstery is top-grain leather imported from Italy. Excellent sewing detail is maintained on the all the chair seams. The seat cushions are high resilient - high density polyurethane foam over an internal spring suspension. You will note that our seat backs and bottom also have a flat, sleek look. Chairs may be ordered with or without in matching leather armpads, which adds about a quarter inch to the arm height.

Overall Dimensions: 23"w x 24"d x 31"h
Seat Height: 17"
Seat Dimensions: 19"w x 17"d
Weight: 39 pounds

Available In These 19 Leather Colors

Upholstery Choices

Leather Choices

Modern Classics Furniture offers two levels of Leather: Standard and Premium Leather. Each of the these groupings feature:

  • Top-grain leather from Grade A hides
  • Semi aniline-dyed (standard) and 100% aniline-dyed (premium)
  • Made in Italy and imported to our factory
  • No split hides or bonded leather

We are happy to mail you a physical piece of leather so you can hold it in your hands.

Below are the swatches of the leather colors we offer for our BRNO Flat Bar Side Chair Replica. Our standard leathers (denoted with the prefix L1) are top-grain, semi-aniline-dyed, corrected with a slight embossing. Our Premium leathers (denoted with the prefix L2) are top-grain, 100% aniline-dyed and have a soft feel to them and much of the hides natural grain patterns are retained. They are also a little shinier than the Standard Leather. We do not use split hides leather. Leather thickness is generally 1.0 - 1.2 mm depending on application of seating component for stretching and tailoring the upholstery design and condition. Both the Standard and Premium Leathers are considered equally durable and are ideal for home or commercial use.

Click on any of these swatches to see an enlarged view.

Other Upholstery Choices

Besides the leather choices above, we can do your own leather (COL), your own fabric (COM) or our fabrics. Most of these require a special quote.


Customer Comments

I own an interior design firm in Las Vegas, NV. We are always looking for great quality vendors and recently we came across Modern Classics. We purchased seven classic BRNO chairs in a custom leather for one of our clients and couldn't be more pleased with them. We are working on our second order for another client and hope to continue to have a long and favorable relationship with this company.

Scinta Designs September, 2013

As a licensed architect working over 30 years in the industry, I was pleased with the BRNO style chairs that were made by Modern Classics. They look great with our Toer Expansion Table manufacturered by Calligaris out of Italy.

BRNO Flat Bar Side Chair - Java Brown

G. Cendeno August, 2015

BRNO chairs and Florence Knoll chairs and sofas arrived today. They are nice stuff. We would like to order 10 more BRNO chairs.

BRNO Flat Bar Side Chair - Premium Black

S. Fletcher June, 2016