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Chairs You Probably Don’t Know Exist | From Mid-Century To Modern Chairs (I/II)

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I think most of us have experienced that feeling or call which we want to add an artistic touch to our spaces. Whether implementing paintings, photographs, patterns, and even furniture we can express a little of our personality through a creative piece.

While it is true that most people hang paintings to add this touch, other people a little more eccentric decide to implement something more striking and commonly used such as furniture, specifically; the chairs.

The chairs believe it or not are an authentic way to show the different touch that we want our design to have. Today we will show you some of the most creative and functional chairs that will help you achieve your goal. Let us begin!

The Shell chair is an architectural masterpiece

Although the Shell chair was created in 1963, the design was ahead of its time! The structure of the chair is considered avant-garde. The design’s floating appearance is achieved through its wing-shaped seat and curved back supported by a frame with three arched legs.

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When and where was the Barcelona Chair released?

The Barcelona Chair was released in 1928, at the International Exposition of Barcelona, Spain.

Whenever we talk about the Barcelona Collection and the Barcelona Chair, among the many masterpieces that make it up, a couple of famous phrases coming up to our minds: The genius of  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the principles of Modernism, the collaboration with the German designer Lily Reich…And that International Exposition of Barcelona in 1928. 

What was the Barcelona International Exposition of 1928?

The first Universal Exposition was held in Barcelona, in 1898, so the 1929 Exposition was not the first international fair to be held in Barcelona.

This fair had been proposed by Catalan architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch as early as 1905, but the onset of World War I and other political and economic factors delayed the project; construction on the new site did not properly begin until 1917.

One of the main challenges of the exhibition was to find a site large enough to accommodate it, as it would require at least 110 hectares of land for development. Eventually, the organizers settled on Montjuïc hill as the new home of the exhibition – a move that entailed the resettling of some of the local population.

The Barcelona International Exposition has some public spaces, a group of International Pavilions with the Official Sections, and a group of Private Pavilions, among other specials Pavilions.

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The best of the year is yet to come with your Barcelona Chair

If you want to start a fresh new year with a firm statement, nothing states it better than new furniture for a new place. In Barcelona Design we are ready to help you with the best offers in Sofas, Chairs, Tables, and Storage solutions for your home and home office.  A new start with classic pieces of design is a way to look forward with your feet firmly down to earth.

The Barcelona Chair is an irresistible offer, with an Extra Ordinary 75% Off. Don’t miss the opportunity to bring home the beauty and convenience of a  piece of Mid Century Modern Style, like a Barcelona Chair

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 Design rendition of the Barcelona Chair is by far the best of the market in terms of value-quality relation, thanks to the its premium quality materials, like its aniline leather, and the carefully pre assembly process.

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Ophelia Bed: a Sturdy Pine Wood Design

Why is pine wood so important in a model like the Ophelia bed? This type of wood is special, present not only in this model but in many other furniture products, and it’s a resource highly valued for its rigidity and resistance to shocks.

A platform bed frame built with this material will have an indisputable advantage that ensures its durability and resistance with continued use or repeated transfers. Furniture designers and manufacturers choose pine because it’s soft and easy to work with. Furthermore, such a wood bed frame will be much easier to stain thanks to the clear nature of pine.

However, the Ophelia bed is not stained but is a low-profile modern bed frame with very soft and padded upholstery, which provides an indisputable elegance and a very sophisticated minimalist look, which can give any bedroom that so special premium touch that many seek.

A mid-century bed frame can offer you great performance and durability at an affordable price, as it’s an easier type of wood to market than other more expensive materials. Besides, pine is very light, and that will make it easier for you to move the bed when you need to clean the floor, rearrange the bedroom’s layout or move house. The advantages of having a pine bed like the Ophelia bed will surprise you, and it’ll fill you with satisfaction for all that it will give you in an aesthetic and functional sense.

The Barcelona Table: A Crystal for Bright Spaces

 In home decor, smaller pieces create bigger differences. One detail or one particularity can add a final touch in a thoughtful set up. The Barcelona Table, by the Barcelona Collection, is a great example of that.

The Barcelona Table is made with a solid, but elegant frame in chromed stainless steel, crowned by a fine glass top. The glass top is a solid piece of tempered glass 3/4″ thick with a polished 1/8″ beveled edge that is easy to clean, wipe only. The glass is held in place on the frame by 4 clear rubber bumpers that support it.

 Barcelona Table has a sober, stylish figure to fit in every space. From formal to relaxed. Its measures are ideal to medium or large spaces and is suitable to place a coffee set, or a group of magazines. 

In a world of rounded tables, squared tables, oval tables, free-shape tables, and so on…The Barcelona Table is your classic choice of an elegant, and timeless piece. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the Barcelona Table and the Barcelona Collection in Barcelona Designs. 

Reinvent Yourself in 2021 with a Barcelona Table

With a new year ahead and new challenges, new furniture could help you to take some perspectives. In Barcelona Design we are ready to help you with the best offers in Sofas, Chairs, Tables, and Storage solutions for your home. Using the code “NEWYOU”, and see how it works for you.

With an Extra-Ordinary 78% Off, don’t miss the opportunity to bring home the beauty and convenience of a  fine piece of Mid Century Modern Style, like a Barcelona Table

The clean-cut Mid Century Style Barcelona Table, is the perfect timeless living room piece for a classic set up, whether in your home or your office or corporate space. A new personal start in 2021, with classic pieces of design, is a way to look forward with your feet firmly down to earth.

Barcelona Design has the best value-quality relation, thanks to its premium quality materials, high-quality crystal, and a careful pre-assembly process.

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 (don’t forget your code: NEWYOU). Besides, with free shipping, same day with FedEx, what could be better?

Furniture Replicas Are A Great Option For Luxurious Airbnb Places (II/II)

In the previous post, we talked about why it is important to decorate the spaces you have for rent in Airbnb and we showed you that the Le Corbusier chair replica and collection can help you in your way of creating a modernist layout. Now is time to show you how you can configure your spaces in order to offer a pleasant experience to guests in a very affordable way. 

Select replicas instead of original pieces

Original designer pieces are usually quite expensive. As guests’ stay usually does not last more than a few days, they will not really appreciate the original furniture. Instead, you can go for replicas! They will appreciate your intention of wanting to make them feel like they are in a 5-star experience without breaking the bank.

Be consistent with every room

The main step to do is select a theme and stick to it! Whether it is a mid-century modern, industrial or nautical, you should intent to every room evokes the same vibe.

Choose a neutral and peaceful decoration

People usually run away from their daily lives to relax and forget about the rest. So try to select neutral tones and create the perfect environment for them to feel confident and relaxed. Depending on the site you have, you can add certain homely colors and accents.

For example, if you have a room on a beach you can choose nautical items. 

Furniture Replicas Are A Great Option For Luxurious Airbnb Places (I/II)

Le Corbusier sofa replica, neutral hues, and more suggestions for your Airbnb place!

Airbnb is becoming more and more popular throughout all these years, in fact, the number of users has increased by a considerable percentage. In 2012 the user statistic was 6 million and in 2018 it closed with 150 million. So if you are an Airbnb host, stay here and see why it is important to pay attention to your decoration and how you can do it.

A good interior design attract guests

This year it is really important that you pay close attention to the conditions of the spaces you rent because as the number of users has increased so much, they will have more options when choosing their room.

Try to satisfy their needs and be as practical and functional as possible. Select a topic that you think most people like. An example of this can be modernism. Modernism is simple but at the same time aesthetically pleasing. When decorating your space, try to include pieces such as a replica of a Le Corbusier chair or sofa. They are comfortable and evoke that luxurious vibe that most people want and you can get them at a very affordable price.

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The Arco Lamp: a Perfect Element In Your Bedroom

The advantages of having a floor lamp in the bedroom are many, but if it’s an extraordinary model like the Arco lamp, the advantages are easily duplicated. The extraordinary Carrara marble base of this artifact gives it enough stability and firmness, and you can use it as a small stool or night table as well if you put it next to the bed to place small things like your cell phone, your current bedside book, garments or small ornaments.

The Castiglioni brothers thought about all the details, including how this base could be easier to move from one area to another, which they achieved thanks to the cylindrical hole that goes through the marble parallelepiped in which a broomstick fits to move it easily.

However, the base’s versatility is not the only remarkable feature of this design, which is also present in models such as the Arco lamp replica from Manhattan Home Design. Also, its imposing stainless steel arch, which can reach 95 inches in height.

The Arco lamp reproduction can also project overhead lighting, which is not common in all floor lamps. The user can receive direct light from above even if the base is two meters away. That is perfect for reading and manual work. This was one of the most outstanding characteristics and advantages of this piece, which made it one of the legends of the Mid-Century Modern style.

Curious Facts about the Barcelona Collection

The Barcelona Collection is the entire sum of the set of furniture designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the Barcelona International Exposition of 1929. This collection has a great impact in the world of Interior Design and furniture, due to the revolutionary changes that it brought in an early date like 1929.

Lets comment some curious facts about this famous collection

  1. The first Barcelona chair was upholstered with pigskin, as most of the luxury fabrics of that time, but later versions of the chair and sofa were upholstered with cowhide. Nowadays, the advance in leather treatment technology allowed the use of Aniline, a variety of several types of leather with a special dye treatment.
  2. It’s curious that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe only made furniture designs when he was in collaboration with Lilly Reich in the 1920s. He never made any known design on furniture before that decade, or after of this decade. It’s rumored that the collaboration of Lilly was deeper than the use of textiles, but creativity in the very design of the chair, its shape, and form. 
  3. The royal and elegant appearance of the Barcelona Chair and the Barcelona Daybed is not a random result. Van der Rohe and Reich went back to the ancient Roman Empire days, and the Egyptian Empire; most specifically in the royal tents that the roman general and senators used to relax in the middle of their campaigns. That’s why they have this timeless appearance. 

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