Browse Month: November 2020

The Flag Halyard Chair: A Key Component Of Your Sunroom

When winter strikes, any valid way to preserve heat is welcome and, in this sense, houses that have a sunroom are especially fortunate. These spaces are normally designed so that they can receive as much natural light and heat as possible to make it an inviting place inside the house, warm and cozy enough so that you can stay there as long as you want. If you have this advantage, can you think of something better than an amazing chair like the Flag Halyard Chair to be your companion during these sweet moments? If you’ve never thought about it, you should know that there are several reasons to consider it.

One of the keys to preserving the warm temperatures inside a place like that and making it an amazing area is the floor’s material and the window’s position. Engineered wood is a material that has worked on floors in many cases to retain heat for a long time. Light colors and drywall on the walls can also contribute very significantly to that mission. On the other hand, adding a selection of plants is a very common and convenient strategy for this type of area, since they purify the environment and regulate the temperature.

Imagine enjoying a Flag Halyard Chair replica like the one from Manhattan Home Design in a sunroom with those characteristics. Its sheepskin cover will keep you warm and wrapped in a softness that you won’t want to part with. If this mental image is not enough, remember that you can experience it for yourself with an amazing Flag Halyard Chair reproduction.

Design notes from the Barcelona Chair: What happened to Marble?

Adored by many, hated by others, marble is a design material that come and go from time to time, being trendy a while, and dated others. In the always competitive world of decor, people preferences change all of sudden and is worthy to ask: Why marble, a supposed winner in Interior Design, is out of favor?

Marble is used basically in kitchen tops, and bathroom walls and floors.

Beautiful without any doubt, it has one flaw: It’s very absorbent, and stains may take hard work to let it out. People tend to tolerate this inconvenience with dedicated maintenance, due to their love for the material. But nowadays, the faux marble is doing so great that people are considering to use the imitation, instead of the original. With faux marble, you can get the same appearance as real marble, with fewer inconveniences. 

Another popular use of marble is at the top of tables, like the Tulip Table, which is a plastic fiber body table, of one base, that ends in a rounded top. The marble option top turns to be one of the most popular. 

Will real marble take its place again? At the moment is not likely, but the mood swings of home decoration are wild…And who knows?

Go to Barcelona Design if you want to try the experience of a classic furniture staple, like the Barcelona Chair, or the Hans Wegner Shell Chair.

Black Friday is here…And the Barcelona Sofa can be Yours this year.

With an 80% MSRP + And a 10% extra, don’t miss your opportunity to bring home the beauty and convenience of a masterpiece of Mid Century Modern Style, like a Barcelona Sofa

This Black Friday, sure you have a pretty rounded idea of what you want in furniture. In Barcelona Design we a ready to help you with the best offers in Sofas, Chairs, Tables, and Storage solutions for your home.

Plus, Barcelona Design has great advantages for you:

  • Best relation Price/Value. 
    Excellent Service On-Line
  • Free Shipping and 5-year warranty 

Can it get any better?

The Barcelona Collection, with its Barcelona Chair, the Barcelona Sofa, and the Barcelona Table, is the perfect timeless living room set for a classic style.

The Barcelona Sofa, part of the acclaimed Barcelona Collection created by van Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is the image of a sophisticated, relaxed living room, where elegant black leather gives you all the charm, feel and sensation of real, first quality leather.

Go to Barcelona Design, the best online store to buy Mid Century Modern furniture, and make your purchase in the safety and comfort of your home. What could be better than that? Your Barcelona Sofa is waiting for you. 

Understanding Modernism Through The Iconic LC3 Sofa: Knowing The Sofa (II/II)

In the last section of this blog divided into two parts, we talk about what modernism is about and why it arose, today we are going to go in-depth and we will show you one of the most iconic pieces made by the father of modernism himself.; Le Corbusier.

Le Corbusier, as we have already mentioned, was one of the most influential figures of this time, practically including all areas of the movement. He along with two architects; Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, built a whole concept and a revolutionary collection within the field of furniture design.

The LC3 sofa is just one of the elements that make up the LC Collection. This collection has very similar characteristics, such as simplicity, functionality, organic lines, and, at the top of the list, a beautiful combination of fine leather and steel.

The LC3 sofa is very ergonomic and adaptable to any room since it comes in two different presentations where the dimensions vary in order to be fittable in plenty of rooms. 

Plus! The piece includes thick, sturdy pillows inside the steel frames.

So what do you think of this iconic creation? Comment below!

Understanding Modernism Through The Iconic LC3 Sofa: What is Modernism? (I/II)

In this first part of two blogs we are going to talk about a highly requested topic within the field of interior design; Modernism and how the LC3 sofa perfectly represents its characteristics.

Let’s start in the simplest way whenever we are learning something, knowing its definition. S, what is modernism? According to the most popular source of common themes; Wikipedia, modernism is “both a philosophical movement and an artistic movement that arose out of extensive transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.”

This movement was born basically with the intention of meeting popular desires that were related to the creation of new forms of art, philosophy and social organization where the emerging new industrial world could be reflected, including characteristics such as urbanization, new technologies, and war. .

In the desire to create this movement where people could revolutionize the industry, multiple masterminds like Le Corbusier emerged. Le Corbusier is considered the father of modernism for all the great and useful contributions in specific areas such as construction and the design of furniture, buildings, and even urbanism.

Click to see how the LC3 sofa represents modernist features.

Why the Barcelona Collection is so Popular?

Time flies. There are a lot of things that come up and down, but some others remain the same. It’s what happens with the Barcelona Collection, an achievement of Interior Design that was created in 1929 by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, and that it has lasted to this day. 

What is the Barcelona Collection

The Barcelona Collection is a line of furniture representative of Mid Century Modern Style. It was created in 1929 for the International Exposition of Barcelona, and it was manufactured first in Germany, and after a brief interruption, in America to this day, conquering new markets and users from all over the world. The rise of the Barcelona Collection made it so popular, that now there is a vibrant market of replicas all around America and Europe. 

What items are in the Barcelona Collection?

The Barcelona Collection is formed by: 

  • The Barcelona Chair
  • The Barcelona Sofa
  • The Barcelona Loveseat
  • The Barcelona Ottoman
  • The Barcelona Table
  • The Barcelona Bench
  • The Barcelona Daybed

The sober lines and notes of wood and leather in the Barcelona Collection and Mid Century Modern, are a timeless sample of quality and sophistication.   

Don’t miss the opportunity to get the beauty of a Barcelona Chair or the Barcelona Daybed, great masterpieces of Design. 

Did you miss Black Friday? There is always a Cyber Monday for your Barcelona Daybed!

Are you looking for Barcelona Daybed, but feeling afraid of missing that day? Nowadays with so many uncertain conditions, and sudden changes in our daily routines, is natural to feel a little anxious about missing opportunities  this Black Friday, even buying online. 

But if you are looking for your Barcelona Daybed this Black Friday, nothing to worry. Not only because Barcelona Design is here, there and everywhere, on line, but because Barcelona is offering a whole Black Friday Month. You will have plenty of time to make your purchase easily, safely and in the comfort of home. 

But if this wasn’t enough, here you will find three definitive reasons to get your Barcelona Daybed with Barcelona Design, this season:

  • 80% plus 10% off in your Barcelona Daybed
  • The Best relation Price/Value, with the best Daybed of the market.
  • A great Online Service Web; Free Shipping warranty. 
    Can it get any better?

So, don’t miss the opportunity and get the experience of a great piece of design in Barcelona Design, the alternative in Mid Century Modern Style, with great renditions such as the Barcelona Daybed, and the Hans Wegner Shell Chair

The Woodrow Box Skandi Sofa: a Piece That Represents Your Personality

Have you seen that fascinating caramel furniture that appears in movies set in the 70s, which not only looks amazing because of its tan leather upholstery but because of its large size and the comfort of its cushions? These kinds of pieces are not only icons of their time, but they still enjoy great fame and acceptance among the public. It’s no coincidence that designs such as the Woodrow Box Skandi Sofa continue to be the best-selling pieces in stores such as Manhattan Home Design and other portals specialized in Mid-Century Modern furniture. The smooth texture of this type of leather and its stunning finishes make it the focal point of many home and office environments.

You shouldn’t think that choosing a midcentury sofa is always a simple task, especially when you stop to take a closer look at everything that stores have to offer: a large number of models, materials, styles, colors, and sizes. However, one of the main advantages of leather sofas is that they are highly compatible with the vast majority of modern decorating styles and is a material that, rather than deteriorating over time, instead improves its characteristics. Your modern sofa can represent your personality and your style in a much greater measure than you imagine. Give tanned leather a try and discover a very particular way to surprise your visitors!

Design Notes from the Barcelona Chair: What happened in 2020 in Interior Design? (II/II)

Let’s keep reviewing the trends that were announced in the beginning of 2020, and how it resulted through this very singular year.

More artistic than ever

In 2020 people expected to see a return to more abstract forms of art on our walls. Statement art, abstract art, saving for a while those favorite film posters or that photograph of our favorite musician. Will this trend survive our over politicized times? or will look to clean the air a little?

The Revolution WFH, Working From Home

After the Covid19 madness, one of the more striking consequences for Interior Design is the rise of the home office as one of the main spaces in our house. Something that was growing before, though at a slower rate.

Now, is a must to locate the best place in your house to locate a good spot for your chair, desk, equipment, and devices, if they are needed.

A whole growing phenomenon, the quest for the right furniture to make us comfortable at home, but productive and focused just began, and it requires some balance between the formality of our traditional office and the comfort of our place.

WFH implies the definitive arrival of ergonomic chairs to our houses, just like some gadgets previously regarded as office. A symbiosis between this moods will be something to see in the ends of 2020 and 2021.

The rise of Coastal Living

The hunger for a better lifestyle doesn’t end with a natural love for plants. A fresh and healthy lifestyle is gaining the preferences of the American west coast: Coastal Living. Heavily inspired by the sea and marine views of the west coast, the presence of blue, wood, sand, and white are a constant, and of course, there are the occasional sailor, yachting motifs. Coastal Living is minimalist, and due to its love for wood too, it tends to be associated with Mid Century Modern, and according to several sources, it is mistaken by people as MCM many times. 2020 was a good year for Coastal Living, and that is expected to continue.

If you want to experience the beauty and magnetism of Mid Century Modern design master pieces, like a Barcelona Sofa, or a Barcelona Daybed, don’t lose the opportunity and go to Barcelona Design, the best place for Mid Century Modern replicas.

Design Notes from the Barcelona Chair: What happened in 2020 in Interior Design? (I/II)

2020 was a singular year from any perspective. Our lives were affected in unprecedented ways we couldn’t imagine just weeks before the beginning of February.

There were many changes in the daily life of most of the world’s population, and one of the new realities we face is to spend much more time in our homes, in the company of our beloved ones. 

Does this new reality affected our preferences and needs in furniture and Interior Design?. It’s very probably to observe some changes. But let’s see what design trends were mentioned early in 2020.

More nature, more greener. 

Without entering in these pandemic times, already green and bigger plants were considered as a growing trend for 2020, and it was. This singular time has made us appreciate mother Nature each time more and more. Plants are welcome in all spaces. Green plants, not only flowers, are each time in more demand. Especially big ones. But there are classics that never fade: Snake plant, Figus, Aloe Vera. Big plants are welcomed not only in the living room and entry room but in all the spaces, even in spaces more reserved before, like your bedroom. 

Wood, natural materials.

The same happened with wood. Always at the peak of the trends. With maybe the only exception of the heavy wood panels, which are too much exploited, wood stayed as star member decor. Mid Century Modern, Coastal Living, and Scandinavian have it always as preferred material of furniture.

Lightwoods were expected to rise big, and it was.  Cane, wicker, rattan, are now all over the place, though the Peacock chair is still in the middle of its announced comeback.

Rounded furniture

The trend for rounded sofas and chairs is still popular. This trend is used mostly with microfiber or cotton upholstered furniture, and it has some freedom of color. Rounded furniture is soft to the touch and more friendly when you came across between them. On the other hand, rounded shapes are more difficult to manufacture, and this increases their costs. In spite of its novelty and fresh look, it’s good to be aware that exotic, flamboyant designs, tend to fade sooner than classic options; so there is a risk that you end keeping an exotic piece for more time than you really want. Will this trend survive in 2021, with a more classical approach?

Mid Century Modern still alive

Many times given for dead, Mid Century Modern survived comfortably this year, according to the most recent polls.  Suitable for small spaces, with it’s beautiful, clean-cut lines, Mid Century Modern and its archifamous furniture pieces, like the Hans Wegner Shell Chair, or the Barcelona Chair, it looks like Mid Century Modern will stay a while a little more with us.

If you want to experience the beauty and magnetism of Mid Century Modern design masterpieces, like Barcelona Chair, or a Hans Wegner Shell Chair, don’t lose the opportunity and go to Barcelona Design, the best place for Mid Century Modern replicas.