Our Item No: MC-1031

Standard Leather Price: $ 870

Premium Leather Price: $ 890

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Key Features:
  • #304 Stainless Steel Frame, polished to mirror-like finish
  • Top grain Italian leather
  • Same leather on all sides
  • Powdered black, white or bronze are optional, for $70 upcharge
Overall Dimensions: 23"w x 23"d x 31"h
Seat Height: 17.5"
Arm Height: 25.25" (25.75" with armpads)
Seat Dimensions: 19.75"w x 17.5"d
Weight: 36 pounds

Side-By-Side Comparison: Modern Classics vs. the Competition

  Modern Classics Brand       Design Within Reach

BASE PRICE:
  $ 870.
5.00 out of 5
  $2,679
1.00 out of 5
FRAME DIMENSIONS:
 Our frame dimensions are modeled from original production drawings, and are the close to the designer's original intent, with some slight variations. These variations relate more to the curves of the chair, then dimensions, in that, our frame arms sweep up to a near horizontal position. The distance between the arm height and seat top is the same.
5.00 out of 5
 DWR sells the Knoll brand chair.
3.00 out of 5
FRAME METAL:
 Our Frames are precision formed with No. 304 grade stainless steel and hand-polished to a mirror-like finish. By using higher grade #304 stainless steel we achieve a more natural appearance metal feature than plated chrome as well as a more environmentally safe steel compared to “plated chrome”. Stainless steel is easy to maintain, inherently corrosive resistant and repairable by hand polishing offering a near life-time of trouble fee use. Besides the hand-polished look, we can make our frame with a powdercoated finish in matte black, matte white or matte bronze.
5.00 out of 5
 Their chair 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 an environmentally and when scratched or chipped, the steel will rust and it cannot be easily repaired.
2.00 out of 5
FRAME CONSTRUCTION:
 Our chair is contructed with an inner hardwood frame, multi-density foam and 2" flexilator seat suspension.
5.00 out of 5
 Their chair is contructed with an inner hardwood frame, variable density foam and flexilator seat suspension.
5.00 out of 5
UPHOLSTERY MATERIALS:
 We offer 20 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.
5.00 out of 5
 The Knoll chair that DWR sells only has a choice of 3 to 5 leather colors as standard, although there is the option to selects from the entire Spinneybeck leather collection for a substantial surcharge. Not offered in fabric or in your own materials.
2.00 out of 5

  Modern Classics Brand      Malik Gallery Collection

BASE PRICE:
  $ 870.
5.00 out of 5
  $1,541
2.00 out of 5
FRAME DIMENSIONS:
 Our frame dimensions are modeled from original production drawings, and are the close to the designer's original intent, with some slight variations. These variations relate more to the curves of the chair, then dimensions, in that, our frame arms sweep up to a near horizontal position. The distance between the arm height and seat top is the same.
5.00 out of 5
 their chair frame dimensions are a close match the Signature version, but the slope of the front legs are not curved enough, so there is a tendency to lean forward and tip over. Also the seat back is too high.
2.00 out of 5
FRAME METAL:
 Our Frames are precision formed with No. 304 grade stainless steel and hand-polished to a mirror-like finish. By using higher grade #304 stainless steel we achieve a more natural appearance metal feature than plated chrome as well as a more environmentally safe steel compared to “plated chrome”. Stainless steel is easy to maintain, inherently corrosive resistant and repairable by hand polishing offering a near life-time of trouble fee use. Besides the hand-polished look, we can make our frame with a powdercoated finish in matte black, matte white or matte bronze.
5.00 out of 5
 Their frame is chrome plated to a shiny blue-tint finish. Once again, the chrome plating process of metals has been noted as a generally unsafe manufacturing process for our an environmentally and when scratched or chipped, the steel will rust and it cannot be easily repaired.
2.00 out of 5
FRAME CONSTRUCTION:
 Our chair is contructed with an inner hardwood frame, multi-density foam and 2" flexilator seat suspension.
5.00 out of 5
 Their chair's upholstery straps are cowhide leather belting, dyed to match specified upholstery color - 17 straps are used for cushion support. Straps are attached with zinc-plated rivets. Back cushion is held in place with only 2 snaps; seat cushion is held in place with three snaps. Snaps are zinc plated steel.
4.00 out of 5
UPHOLSTERY MATERIALS:
 We offer 20 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.
5.00 out of 5
 Room and Board only offer 3 leather colors, are not offered in Fabric, custom leather or in your own materials. They cannot even give you a leather sample to take home nor can they send out leather samples.
1.00 out of 5

  Modern Classics Brand       MLF Furniture

BASE PRICE:
  $ 870.
5.00 out of 5
  $ 449
3.00 out of 5
FRAME DIMENSIONS:
 Our frame dimensions are modeled from original production drawings, and are the close to the designer's original intent, with some slight variations. These variations relate more to the curves of the chair, then dimensions, in that, our frame arms sweep up to a near horizontal position. The distance between the arm height and seat top is the same.
5.00 out of 5
 Their chair frame dimensions are a close match the Signature version, but the slope of the front legs are not curved enough, so there is a tendency to lean forward and tip over. Also the seat back is too high.
2.00 out of 5
FRAME METAL:
 Our Frames are precision formed with No. 304 grade stainless steel and hand-polished to a mirror-like finish. By using higher grade #304 stainless steel we achieve a more natural appearance metal feature than plated chrome as well as a more environmentally safe steel compared to “plated chrome”. Stainless steel is easy to maintain, inherently corrosive resistant and repairable by hand polishing offering a near life-time of trouble fee use. Besides the hand-polished look, we can make our frame with a powdercoated finish in matte black, matte white or matte bronze.
5.00 out of 5
 Their chair frame is #280 stainless steel (a lower grade than ours) but looks hand-polished to a shiny finish. Seemed to flex easily.
2.00 out of 5
FRAME CONSTRUCTION:
 Our chair is contructed with an inner hardwood frame, multi-density foam and 2" flexilator seat suspension.
5.00 out of 5
 Their chair's upholstery straps are cowhide leather belting, dyed to match specified upholstery color - 17 straps are used for cushion support. Straps are attached with zinc-plated rivets. Back cushion is held in place with 2 snaps; seat cushion is held in place with three straps like belt buckle. Snaps are zinc plated steel and pulled out within about 30 seoncds on our test model.
2.00 out of 5
UPHOLSTERY MATERIALS:
 We offer 20 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.
5.00 out of 5
 Offer 4 Italian leather colors as standard, not offered in Fabric, custom leather or in your own materials.
2.00 out of 5

  Modern Classics Brand       Cheap Low-Market Chairs

BASE PRICE:
  $ 870.
5.00 out of 5
  $ 599
5.00 out of 5
FRAME DIMENSIONS:
 Our frame dimensions are modeled from original production drawings, and are the close to the designer's original intent, with some slight variations. These variations relate more to the curves of the chair, then dimensions, in that, our frame arms sweep up to a near horizontal position. The distance between the arm height and seat top is the same.
5.00 out of 5
 Their chair frame dimensions seem larger in overall size than our version and the curve on the front legs is not correct. Not to specifications.
1.00 out of 5
FRAME METAL:
 Our chair is contructed with an inner hardwood frame, multi-density foam and 2" flexilator seat suspension.
5.00 out of 5
 Their chair 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
FRAME CONSTRUCTION:
 Our chair is contructed with an inner hardwood frame, multi-density foam and 2" flexilator seat suspension.
5.00 out of 5
 The construction of their chair is not known.
3.00 out of 5
UPHOLSTERY MATERIALS:
 We offer 20 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.
5.00 out of 5
 Their chair is 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

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.

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 leather colors we offer for our Executive Flat Arm Side Chair. 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 images for an enlarged view.

Other Metal Frame Color Choices

Besides the standard #304 Polished Stainless Steel shown above, we do our own in-house powdercoating over the stainless steel frame. We offer 6 standard colors, but our powder supplier offers about 6,000 colors, so maybe you can get that fluorescent pink frame after all. These are the finishes we have, and there is a slight extra charge for the finishing, $150 and $75 for the ottoman.

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CUSTOMER COMMENTS

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. FletcherJune, 2016

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

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