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This Spring, Breathe in the Winds of Optimism in a Barcelona Table

With an Extra-Ordinary 78 % Off and even a Free Coat Rack,  don’t miss the opportunity of bringing home the beauty and convenience of a piece of Mid Century Modern Style, like a Barcelona Table

Spring is here and there are fresh winds of optimism in the air. In Manhattan Home Design we are ready to help you with the best offers in Sofas, Chairs, Tables, and Storage solutions for your home and spread the message of a coming well-being era.

The Barcelona Collection, with its Barcelona Table, the Barcelona Chair, and the Barcelona Sofa, is the perfect timeless living room set for a classic style. A new start with classic pieces of design is a way to look forward with your feet firmly down to earth. The Barcelona Table is a quite versatile piece of design that brings elegance, light, and functionality both in personal spaces (living room), and business spaces (offices, hallways, lobbies).

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

Go to Manhattan Home Design, the best online store for Mid Century Modern furniture, and make your purchase in the safety and comfort of your home (don’t forget your code: SPRINGSALE). Besides, with free shipping, same day with FedEx, what could be better?

The Eames Lounge Chair: a Design That Won’t Let You Down

Is the Eames Lounge Chair as extraordinary as they say? This piece became one of the most iconic pieces of the Mid-Century Modern style. People keep talking about it even more than sixty years after it was first presented to a national audience.

It was an epic piece and it still is, because it transcended the borders of space and time and became a feat of Modernism. It’s no coincidence that its creators, Charles and Ray Eames, became celebrities and indisputable representatives of that decorating style that continued to attract the attention of all types of public.

The most important knock-offs of this product, such as the Eames Lounge Chair replica by Manhattan Home Design, have also won the acceptance of the American audience and have been recognized for their amazing fidelity to the original piece, both in concerning aesthetics such as materials.

It’s amazing how an Eames Lounge Chair reproduction can offer you practically the same user experience as the original piece when its price represents only a fraction of its cost. In a way, only an expert could differentiate a high-quality replica from an authentic piece.

You have our word of honor that despite the years and changes in interior design trends, an Eames Lounge Chair will represent an amazing purchase for you as it was in 1956.

Top 3 Types Of Sofa You Can Include At Your Living Room (II/II)

In the previous blog we talked about the first model of sofa which was the loveseat. We mentioned a very precise and sleek model and now is time to continue with the other types of sofas.

Modular sofa – Mario Bellini sofa

The modular sofa is one of the most chosen types when people have a more spacious place since they tend to be larger pieces than loveseat or regular ones. 

According to Simplicity Sofas, the average size for a 5 seat sectional configuration with equal sides is 95″ x 95″ or 98″ x 98″ with depths of 36″ – 40″. We must mention that exists multiple options such as the Mario Bellini sofa that has the following dimensions: Height: 26.4”, width: 113.4”, depth: 37.8” .

The Camaleonda sofa, as many people also called, is the perfect example of a modular modern piece because it shows very clean and dynamic lines, light color, and sleek material which is the iconic aniline leather.

Floor sofa – Togo sofa

The floor sofas have a more relaxed and informal appearance. They are recognized for having a lower height than regular sofas.

An example of this type of sofa is the Togo sofa.

Top 3 Types Of Sofa You Can Include At Your Living Room (I/II)

Within the furniture world, there are plenty of styles and designs that we must be aware of when we intend to decorate or remodel our spaces. So, if you are about to remodel or decorate your home for the first time, it is important that you previously nourish yourself with information about the structures that best suit you. Today we will show you three types of sofas that are the most used in the homes of American families. These three sofas are adapted to certain needs that we will show you later, let’s get started!

Loveseat – LC2 sofa

The loveseat is basically a two-seat sofa that has an average size of 58 inches. This is perfect for apartments or condos. Thanks to its dimensions, it adapts perfectly to the rooms that the apartments and regular condos have configured. As an example there is the LC2 sofa or Le Corbusier sofa which reflects a quite elegant and functional style that combines with various pieces and color palettes.

The LC2 sofa is fully upholstered with Italian leather, which makes it a truly durable and versatile piece, and besides, who doesn’t love leather?

Click to see the other two types of sofas.

Where Did The Flag Halyard Chair Come From?

If you don’t know much about interior design and the most famous pieces of furniture from the Mid-Century Modern style, you probably think that the Flag Halyard Chair is a recent model, that appeared maybe a few years ago, but the harsh reality is that the first time it was introduced on the market was no less than 1950.

Anyway, don’t blame yourself! It’s a timeless model that came from the imagination of the Danish Hans Wegner from an idea that was born during a summer afternoon on the beach. Probably, the sea breeze and warm atmosphere inspired him to create something innovative and ergonomic that would pique the public’s interest in the new things and inspire other creators.

A Hans Wegner Flag Halyard Chair represents a clear example of how such different materials can be brought together to form a product that stands out in an aesthetic and functional sense. Flag halyard, stainless steel, leather, and sheepskin masterfully combined to deliver an unforgettable piece, impossible to ignore.

Some products such as the Flag Halyard Chair reproduction by Manhattan Home Design carefully respect each of these materials to offer the same user experience envisioned by the Dane.

The comfort that a Flag Halyard Chair replica can bring you is incomparable and unmistakable, especially since it’s a chair that can beautify practically any area in which you place it and you can even use it in your favorite outdoors.

Your walls and your furniture

Walls are a real basic element in Interior Design, among the very bones of the structure of one space. Walls have a clear functional role, but they are perfect to show some décor and to express ourselves;  so all décor features are welcomed. As usual, balance is our best guiding principle, and is easy to tell when  one wall is overcharged with excess of portraits, shelves, or another element.

The relation wall – furniture is key to get a balanced room. When it comes to color, neutral hues are most of the time used in our walls to allow our  furniture shine by itself with bold choices. At the same time, walls may bring that special touch of contrasting color carrying our wall art,

High res photo or metal design. Among the most trendy wall elements for décor we have:

Macrame nets.

Very trendy nowadays, there are endless possibilities and models of hanging macramé nets bringing you a natural, warm experience when you see it every day. Macrame tend to be associated with light woods and clear colors, and is natural thinking in a Scandinavian décor as the ideal trend where Macrame can bright at its best. A Shell Chair is a great furniture addition in front of a wall with some macrame style.                                                              

Wall Art.

Traditionally wall art (paints, portraits, photographs) is a standard for almost every home. Walls are a great medium to expose or express our feelings and principles. Art is always well received. Nowadays,  High -Res photographs are a little passed; just like too extended personal or familiar images. Any image of set of images related to personal experiences and relations must be properly “cured, so you can show only the proper information. A colorful piece of furniture, like the Womb Chair, may fit really great in in a expressive set up.

Metal Wall Art.

An interesting choice that brings texture and beauty  to your wall. There are infinite possibilities in materials, designs aWomb Chair,nd size to get some character. You have to worry only about choosing an interesting theme, coherent with your style. Industrial furniture or Mid Century  Modern style are great trends to mix perfect with metal décor. The Barcelona Chair, with a stainless steel “X” shape frame and its black leather is a natural choice.

Wallpaper.

Once infamously popular in past decades (1940’s; 1960’s), it seems like that from time to time wallpapers come to be the sensation of décor and then loathed the next generation. This time looks like the stunning advances in printing, transform wallpapers into the ultimate décor tool. A Womb Chair, with it’s natural colorful design would work perfect with the right type of design.

For inspo, info and great offers in furniture, don’t miss the oportunity in Barcelona Design, the alternative for Mid Century Modern style furniture, with masterpieces like the Barcelona Sofa or the Hans Wegner Shell Chair.

2021 Best Leather Sofas Options You Should Know About (II/II)

In the previous blog, we talked about why design lovers love leather so much and explained a brief overview of the LC2 sofa. Taking into account the aforementioned model, it should be noted that within that same collection – Le Corbusier’s LC collection – there is another sofa with the same upholstery and stainless steel. The piece we are talking about is the incredible LC3 sofa.

The LC3 sofa is a variation of the LC2 sofa for when you have more members in the family and you want to offer a comfortable backrest. As all sofas in this category it is upholstered in fine and soft leather. The LC3 sofa also has the same padding as the previous one, but compared to the LC2 sofa, this one doesn’t have a double cushion.

Another of the perfect options for this 2021 is the Florence Knoll sofa. This type of sofa generally falls into the modern / mid-century category because it reflects the traits that both styles share. These traits are basically the clean and defined lines, the leather material, and the steel accents. As you can see, this sofa has a similar description to the previous one but the difference goes back to the beautiful and striking buttons that this sofa has inserted in its backrest. These buttons are what give them that retro touch that subtly contrasts with the modernity of their structure.

2021 Best Leather Sofas Options You Should Know About (I/II)

Man’s love for leather is a persistent sentiment in any field. Whether in fashion or furniture, people’s preference for leather is something that has not changed, not even in the last few years that have been so revolutionary.

Leather is a resistant material and tends to captivate with its shine and natural finish. The properties that confer these characteristics on leather usually vary from one leather to another. For example, aniline is one of the most used leathers in the world of furniture design, this type of leather is much loved by manufacturers for its organic appearance since it has the slight stains or darker tones of the original leather. Within this category of leather there are several modern sofas that are an excellent option for this 2021. Today we have brought you a small list of options in case you want to configure a new vibe or look for your living room. Let us begin!

The LC2 sofa

The LC2 sofa is a creation made by the iconic designer Le Corbusier which has external tubes made of stainless steel, in order to demonstrate elegance and the organic lines representative of modern design. This sofa is upholstered in aniline leather and is filled with high-density foam.

Click to know about more leather pieces.

This Spring, Breathe in the Winds of Optimism in a Barcelona Daybed

With an Extra-Ordinary 79 % Off and even a Free Coat Rack,  don’t miss the opportunity of bringing home the beauty and convenience of a piece of Mid Century Modern Style, like a Barcelona Daybed

Spring is here and there are fresh winds of optimism in the air. In Manhattan Home Design we are ready to help you with the best offers in Sofas, Chairs, Tables, and Storage solutions for your home and spread the message of a coming well-being era.

The Barcelona Collection, with its  Barcelona Daybed, the Barcelona Chair, and the Barcelona Table, is the perfect timeless living room set for a classic style. A new start with classic pieces of design is a way to look forward with your feet firmly down to earth. The Barcelona Daybed is the perfect complement for a lounge room or a large living room with a reading spot.

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

Go to Manhattan Home Design, the best online store for Mid Century Modern furniture, and make your purchase in the safety and comfort of your home (don’t forget your code: SPRINGSALE). Besides, with free shipping, same day with FedEx, what could be better?

Differences Between Sofa & Couch Using The LC3 Sofa As Reference (II/II)

In the previous blog, we talked about the etymology of the word couch and how this helps to understand the difference between couch and sofa. In case you haven’t read it yet, we recommend that you do so before continuing.

Now, as what the couch is has already been explained, it’s time to show you what exactly the sofa refers to and see how an LC3 sofa can help us to completely understand the difference. Let’s continue! 

According to Wikipedia, a classic sofa consists of a “wooden structure lined with fabric and padded in some areas (for example, on the armrests). To it are added cushions of various fillings that make up the seat and the backrest…A typical sofa seats one to four people and has armrests for both”.

These are the keywords to understand the differences, basically sofas structures include both arms and they are created to satisfy the necessities of more users than the couches. Let’s see the LC3 sofa and the Togo couch. 

LC3 sofa

Togo sofa 

As you can see, the formal LC3 sofa has two arms and seats 1 to 3 people. On the other hand, the Togo sofa only has a seat for 1 or 2 people and it has a more casual chaise lounge type structure.