Our Item No: MC-1006

Standard Leather Price: $2,280

Premium Leather Price: $2,620

(Price includes Free Shipping and No Sales Taxes)

Key Features:
  • Offered in Top grain Italian leather, our exclusive Boucle Fabric or Your Own Materials (for an extra charge)
  • Solid Wood Frame, offered in three finishes
  • Matching buttons and leather piping throughout
  • Legs are #304 Stainless Steel, polished to mirror-like finish
  • Exclusive: Powdercoating the legs, offered in 6 colors (for an extra charge)
Overall Dimensions: 76.5w x 37d x 15h (18h with 12" leg)
Seat Height: 15 or 18 inches (dependng on leg choice)
Weight: 98 pounds

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

Feature Modern Classics Design Within Reach Room & Board Houzz Low-Market
Base Price $ 2,280 $ 10,467 $ 3,499 $ 2,179 $ 1,429
Overall Dimensions
4.00 out of 5
5.00 out of 5
4.00 out of 5
2.00 out of 5
1.00 out of 5
Frame Wood/Legs
5.00 out of 5
4.00 out of 5
2.00 out of 5
2.00 out of 5
1.00 out of 5
Foam Details
5.00 out of 5
3.00 out of 5
2.00 out of 5
2.00 out of 5
1.00 out of 5
Cushion Sewing
5.00 out of 5
5.00 out of 5
3.00 out of 5
2.00 out of 5
1.00 out of 5
Upholstery Materials
5.00 out of 5
5.00 out of 5
1.00 out of 5
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Custom Options
5.00 out of 5
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  Modern Classics Brand  

BASE PRICE:
  $2,280.
5.00 out of 5
OVERALL DIMENSIONS:
 The overall dimensions of our daybed are slightly smaller than the DWR model. By about 2" in both directions. This is a small distinction, we like to think that the Knoll Barcelona Couch is too big.
4.00 out of 5
FRAME WOOD/LEGS:
 Our Wood Frames are 2 x 4 inches hardwood (usually Ash) are available in 3 finish colors, all with a commercial grade lacquer finish. The legs are polished stainless steel with a plastic foot. The legs are offered in two lengths ( 9 and 12 inches) so that the daybed can be either 15" seat height or 18" seat height. They can also be finished in one of our 6 powder coated finishes. No other manufacturer offers these options.
5.00 out of 5
FOAM DETAILS:
 We use luxury grade HR (High Resilient) Multi-Density Foam in our cushion construction giving our customers a very comfortable sitting experience - the most comfortable on the market! This foam is an environmentally and people safe material produced by a major world-recognized foam manufacturer. Our foam is rated by independent certified testing laboratories and tested for commercial safety grade fire and smoke standards for Europe and USA. Additionally, the foam is wrapped with Dacron polyester fiberfill for additional softness and seat comfort.
5.00 out of 5
CUSHION SEWING:
 Our Cushions are upholstered with 72 individual panels, which are hand-cut, hand-welted, and hand-tufted with leather buttons about the size of a U.S. dime coin. The bolster pillow has circular tufting on the ends, for a high-end look.
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. We also offer our exclusive Boucle Fabric in 20 colors for our Daybeds.
5.00 out of 5
CUSTOM OPTIONS:
 We offer the extreme flexibility on this model for customizing, with modest upcharges. First, there is the upholstery material. You can provide your own fabric or leather. You can ask us to check with our leather supplier for a specific leather color. We can powder coat the legs using one of our standard colors, or your own selection.
5.00 out of 5

  Design Within Reach

BASE PRICE:
  $10,497
1.00 out of 5
OVERALL DIMENSIONS:
 The Knoll brand Daybed dimensions at 39 x 78 inches are the largest on the market.
3.00 out of 5
FRAME WOOD/LEGS:
 Their Daybed wood frame is Sapele Mahogeny which is very nice. The frame finish has only one color option, however.
4.00 out of 5
FOAM DETAILS:
 The say they use highly resilient urethane foam with down-like Dacron polyester fiberfill on the outside. However, their Daybed cushions have extremely high foam density, which make their cushions extra hard and not very comfortable.
3.00 out of 5
CUSHION SEWING:
 Their Daybed is upholstered with 72 individual panels, which are cut, hand-welted, and hand-tufted with leather buttons about the size of a dime. The bolster pillow is nicely finished with circular tufting on the ends.
5.00 out of 5
UPHOLSTERY MATERIALS:
 The Daybed that DWR sells only has a choice of 6 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.
3.00 out of 5
CUSTOM OPTIONS:
 DWR offers limited flexibility on this model for customizing. You can select from a broad range of Spinneybeck Leathers, for an additional upcharge.
3.00 out of 3

  Room and Board

BASE PRICE:
  $2,799
2.00 out of 5
OVERALL DIMENSIONS:
 The overall dimensions on this model are slightly smaller than the DWR version.
4.00 out of 5
FRAME WOOD/LEGS:
 Their Daybed wood frame is thinner and wood species is weak. Legs are thinner too, and are chrome plated.
1.00 out of 5
FOAM DETAILS:
 They most likely use highly resilient urethane foam with down-like Dacron polyester fiberfill on the outside. Foam density is super low, making the cushions extra soft and not very comfortable.
2.00 out of 5
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CUSHION SEWING:
 Their Daybed is upholstered with 72 individual panels, but use corded piping between the panels. Corded piping is a fake way to create the hand-welting, and are uncomfortable to sit on. The bolster pillow does not use a tufting technique on the ends and it looks pretty bad.
3.00 out of 5
UPHOLSTERY MATERIALS:
 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
CUSTOM OPTIONS:
 This seller offers no customizing options.
1.00 out of 5

  Houzz

BASE PRICE:
  $ 2,179
3.00 out of 5
OVERALL DIMENSIONS:
 The overall dimensions on this model are slightly smaller than the DWR version.
4.00 out of 5
FRAME WOOD/LEGS:
 Their Daybed wood frame is thinner and wood species is weak. Legs are thinner too, and are chrome plated.
1.00 out of 5
FOAM DETAILS:
 Their Daybed uses inexpensive foam with no Dacron polyester fiberfill wrapped on the on the outside of the foam. Foam density is high, making the cushions extra hard and not very comfortable.
2.00 out of 5
CUSHION SEWING:
 Their Daybed is upholstered with 72 individual panels, but use corded piping between the panels. Corded piping is a fake way to create the hand-welting, and are uncomfortable to sit on. The bolster pillow does not use a circular tufting technique on the ends and it looks pretty bad.
3.00 out of 5
UPHOLSTERY MATERIALS:
 Offer 4 Italian leather colors as standard, not offered in Fabric, custom leather or in your own materials.
2.00 out of 5
CUSTOM OPTIONS:
 This seller offers no customizing options.
1.00 out of 5

  Low-Market Daybeds

BASE PRICE:
  $ 1,429
5.00 out of 5
OVERALL DIMENSIONS:
 Their Daybed frame dimensions are 6 inches shorter in length and width. Not to specifications.
1.00 out of 5
FRAME WOOD/LEGS:
 Their Daybed wood frame is thinner and wood species is weak. Legs are thinner too, and are chrome plated.
1.00 out of 5
FOAM DETAILS:
 Their Daybed uses inexpensive foam with no Dacron polyester fiberfill wrapped on the on the outside of the foam. Foam density is high, making the cushions extra hard and not very comfortable.
1.00 out of 5
CUSHION SEWING:
 Their Daybed is upholstered with 55 individual panels, but use corded piping between the panels. Corded piping is a fake way to create the hand-welting, and are uncomfortable to sit on. The bolster pillow does not use a circular tufting technique on the ends and it looks pretty bad.
1.00 out of 5
UPHOLSTERY MATERIALS:
 Their Daybed 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
CUSTOM OPTIONS:
 This seller offers no customizing options.
1.00 out of 5

Product Description

Our Exhibition Daybed was inspired by the design of popular Mies van der Rohe Sofa, also known as the "Barcelona Couch". 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 original design. The frame is constructed from premium grade hardwood (walnut or ash) - 4" wide x 1.5" thick - with 3 finish choices: medium walnut, dark 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, 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.

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 Barcelona Style Daybed. 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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Wood Choices

We currently offer 3 standard wood finishes for our Daybeds and Benches.Click on any of these swatches to see an enlarged view.

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 6 standard colors and there is a $50 extra charge for the custom leg finishing.

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