Iconic Modern Classic Furniture Reproductions from the Bauhaus, Mid-Century and Scandinavian Modern Eras
|Exhibition Barcelona Daybed|
|Overall: 76.5w x 37d x 15h (18h with 12" leg)
Seat Height: 15h (18h with 12" leg
|$2,240 (standard leather)|
|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|
The Barcelona Couch or Daybed was designed in the late 1920's by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Riech, his companion and working partner. This iconic Bench 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. Our reproduction of the Mies van der Rohe "Barcelona Couch", which we call the Exhibition Daybed, is a well made piece of furniture. There was only one seat height originally designed, however, we offer two different heights: 15 and 18 inches.
The frame of our Exhibition Daybed is constructed from premium grade hardwood (walnut or ash) - 4" wide x 1.5" thick - with 4 finish choices: medium walnut, dark walnut, rosewood walnut, or ebonized black ash. The stainless steel legs are hand-polished to a high luster finish, are 1.5 inches in diameter and have a smooth plastic foot. There is a choice of seat height: either the standard 15" height (using 9 inch legs) or 18" seat height (using 12 inch legs).
The cushion surfaces consist of 78 individual top-grain, aniline dyed leather panels; each piece is cut and hand-sewn and have a hand-rolled welting, a technique found on the "signature" brand, but not found in other reproductions on the market. Inside the cushion is high resilient - high density polyurethane foam. The cushion is supported by heavy saddle leather straps screwed to the frame and whose top match the leather color.
Modern Classics Furniture offers two levels of Leather for the Mies van der Rohe Collection: "Standard" and "Premium". Each of the these groupings feature:
We are happy to mail you a physical piece of leather so you can hold it in your hands. Just go you our sample material request page.
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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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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Location: 410 S Michigan Avenue, Suite 306, Chicago IL 60605
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11 to 5 and Saturday: 10 to 4
Showroom Manager: Alison Mitchell 773-572-9449
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Location: 1418 N State Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 12 to 5
Showroom Manager: Sharon Kingston or Curt Roth: 360-733-6400
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