Comparison Guide: Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Daybed Reproduction

Base Price: $ 2,240

The Barcelona Daybed or Couch was designed in the late 1920's by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Riech, his companion and working partner. This iconic Daybed was created for a one of the many projects they were working on at the time, although it is unclear when exactly this was created.

We manufacture our Mies Barcleona Daybed reproductions very close to the "signature" design using top-grain, aniline-dyed leather and high quality hand polished stainless steel frames. There was only one height daybed that was originally designed, however, we offer our daybed in two different heights: 15 and 18 inches.

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Comparison Feature: "Signature" Brand Modern Classics Brand Most Others
High Quality Leather in wide variety of colors Yes YES- 17 standard Italian leather colors, or, for an extra charge, we can use your own leather or fabric or we can use Swedish Leathers offered in even more colors. No, usually just black, tan and white
Stainless steel legs polished to high luster NO, Mild steel with chrome plating YES, Stainless Steel legs polished; plastic floor glide. No, mild steel with chrome plating
Hardwood frame; 1.5 inches thick; braced Yes YES, frame is solid hardwood (walnut or ash depending on the final finish); two wood cross braces; 1.5" x 4" No, pressboard frame with wood veneer; metal braces instead of wood cross braces
Leather belting for straps; finished on both top and sides; color matches the cushion No, top finished only YES, real belted leather; color matched to cushion No, faux leather straps; don't always match the cushion
Real Leather on back and sides of cushions Yes YES, Italian top grain leather used on top and sides and most of underneath the cushion No, faux leather backs and sides
Foam Density adjusted for comfort Yes YES, we use HR (High Resilient), Multi-Density Foam, Dacron wrapped for superb cushion comfort and durability No, thin cushion with no extra padding, comfort level poor
Available in Two Heights No YES, your choice of 15 or 18 inch daybed height No
Retail Price $5,000 $2,240 ???
Exhibition Barcelona Daybed  
 
Overall: 76.5"w x 37"d x 15"h (18" with 12" leg)
Seat Height: 15" or 18" with 12" leg
 
$2,240 (standard leather)  
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Modern Classics Furniture offers two levels of Leather for the Mies van der Rohe Collection: "Standard" and "Premium". 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

We are happy to mail you a physical piece of leather so you can hold it in your hands. Just go you our swatch request page. Also, if you don't see the color you want, just let us know and we can try to source it.

Below are the swatches of the leather colors we offer for the Mies van der Rohe Collection. 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.

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L103- Polar White Leather L107- Snow White: Leather L211- Premium - Beige White Leather L115- Café Au Lait Leather L119- Neutral Tan Leather L123- Autumn Tan Leather
L103
Polar White
L107
Snow White
L211
Beige White
L115
Cafe au Lait
L119
Neutral Tan
L123
Autumn Tan
L227- Premium - Golden Tan Leather L228- Premium - Honey Tan Leather L131- Cocoa Brown Leather L235- Premium - Espresso Leather L135- Java Brown Leather
L227
Golden Tan
L228
HoneyTan
L131
Cocoa Brown
L235
Espresso Brn
L135
Java Brown
L139- Charcoal Gray Leather L143- Standard Black Leather L243- Premium - Black Leather L243- Premium - Black Leather L147-Standard Red Leather L247- Premium - Red Leather
L139
Charcoal
L143
Std. Black
L243
Shiny Black
L243
Matte Black
L147
Std. Red
L247
Red

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Walnut Medium (Solid Walnut with Medium Stain) Walnut Rosewood (Solid Walnut with Rosewood Stain Ebonized Black (Hardwood With Solid Black Finish) Walnut Dark (Walnut Wood With Dark Stain)
Walnut
Medium
Walnut
Rosewood
Ebonized
Black
Walnut
Dark

Here at Modern Classics Furniture, we focus tightly on manufacturing and selling furniture in the niche market known as Modern Classics furniture reproductions. Since 1998, we have been a recognized manufacturing and distribution source of modern classic furnishings. Our customers include world renowned architects, interior designers, office furniture dealers, corporate buyers, offices, airports, museums, hotels, and homeowners. We only sell what we make, thus allowing us to control the production process.

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If you can, visit one of our furniture showroom locations:

Chicago
Location:
410 S Michigan Avenue,
Suite 306
Chicago IL 60605
Hours:
Tuesday - Friday 11 to 5
Saturday: 10 to 4
Showroom Manager:
Allison Mitchell
773-572-9449

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Bellingham
Location:
1418 State Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday 12 to 5
and by appointment
Showroom Managers:
Sharon Kingson or Curt Roth
360-393-3826 or 360-733-6400

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