Review and Comparison Guide: Modern Classic's Exhibition Daybed
Inspired by: Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Couch
Base Price: $2,380
- Offered in Top grain Italian leather
- Solid Wood Frame, offered in five finishes
- Two Stainless Steel Support Bars underneath the frame
- Matching buttons and leather piping throughout
- Legs are #304 Stainless Steel, polished to mirror-like finish, offered in two lengths
- Exclusive: Powdercoating the legs, offered in 4 colors (for an extra charge)
|76.5w x 37d x 15h (18h with 12" leg)
|15 or 18 inches (dependng on leg choice)
We wrote this review and comparison guide to help you figure out who makes the best Barcelona Style Couch. We only highlight 4 sellers of these iconic daybeds, the primary contenders if you will, and we hope this supports our belief that our version of this daybed has the best value proposition on the market.
Side-By-Side Comparison: Modern Classics vs. the Competition
Modern Classics Brand
Design Within Reach
Room and Board
Our Exhibition Daybed was inspired by the design of popular Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Couch, also known as the "Barcelona Sofa". This design was first introduced and recognized as a signature modernist furniture model in architect Phillip Johnson's New York apartment. Besides the wood finish choices and leg lengths, there are also other ways to customize our Daybe. We can powder coat the legs in one of six colors (see below), or you can provide your own material. So while there are many so called replicas or reproductions on the market, we believe our version of the Barecelona Daybed is the finest in the market.
Our Exhibition Daybed is close to the size and geometry of the original design. The wood frame is constructed from premium grade hardwood (ash) - 4" wide x 1.5" thick - with 5 finish choices. There are two stainless steel bars under the frame for support. 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, Italian leather panels; each piece is cut and hand-sewn using a hand-rolling welting technique not found in other versions 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. The bolster pillow features tufting at each end and is attached with buckled straps. The bolster measures 8 inches in diameter by 36 inch long.
Modern Classics Furniture offers two levels of Top-Grain Italian Leathers. Each of the these groupings feature:
- Top-grain Italian leather from Grade A hides
- Semi aniline-dyed (standard) and 100% aniline-dyed (premium)
- Made in Italy and imported to our factory
- Have a UV and Moisture Guard built into the dye
- Are not 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 leather colors we offer for this Collection. Our Standard Leathers (denoted with the prefix L1) are top-grain, aniline-dyed, and then color corrected with a slight embossing to create a more uniform grain pattern. Our Premium leathers (denoted with the prefix L2) are also top-grain, aniline-dyed but have a soft feel to them and much of the hides natural grain patterns are retained. All our leathers are considered equally durable and are ideal for home or commercial use. To read more about leather, read our A Guide to Understanding Upholstery Leather: A Primer.
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Other Metal Frame Color Choices
Besides the standard #304 Polished Stainless Steel legs shown above, we do our own in-house powdercoating over the stainless steel legs. We offer 4 standard colors and there is a $75 extra charge for the custom leg finishing.
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About Modern Classics Furniture
Here at Modern Classics Furniture, we focus tightly on manufacturing and selling furniture in the niche market known as Iconic Modern Classics Furniture. Here's why we are your top choice for Modern Classic Furniture:
- We make and sell only our own products -- we do not sell other manufacturer's product, nor will you find our products elsewhere on the Internet.
- We offer a 3 year warranty
- We only make quality furniture using the best materials
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