7 questions about the Barcelona Daybed

Say hello to the Barcelona Daybed: Is elegant, sleeker, trendy and quite versatile. What else would you expect?.
Inspired by the old ancient Roman and Egyptian tents, and released in the Barcelona International Exposition of Barcelona in 1928, the Barcelona Daybed is part of the Barcelona Collection, and one of the most influential collections of furniture in the XX Century.

Though, the Barcelona Daybed has found a way to become popular, just by itself. Let’s check some popular questions about the Barcelona Daybed.

What is the Barcelona Daybed?

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A Barcelona Daybed

Elicited from the original design of the Barcelona Bench, the Barcelona Daybed is a relaxing spot, discreet enough to no overcharge your place, while provides extra comfort for your guests.

Sitting upon on a polished tubular stainless steel base has a strong ash wood platform, delicately finished with a protective clear lacquer.  

Over this ash wood platform there are 72 individuals cushions full of comfort. Each one of them are filled with high-end, fire retardant, urethane foam. And 17 straps are used to stretch them over a rubber webbing.  But the trademark of the Barcelona Daybed is its rounded leather bolster, secured to the cushion platform with a pretty set of straps.

Is the Barcelona Daybed a bed, a sofa or a bench?

You can say that the Barcelona Daybed has a little bit of each one, though it originally was a development of the Barcelona Bench, but the addition of the rounded leather bolster enhanced this piece aesthetically and functionality, to make consider it more like a bed or a divan.

Is the Barcelona Daybed part of the Barcelona Collection?

Yes and no. In the original expo in 1929, there wasn’t a Barcelona Daybed, but only the Barcelona Bench. The Barcelona Daybed was released in 1930, but always as part of the Barcelona Collection.

Was that a Barcelona Daybed in the Doctor’s Office of the TV series “Mad Men”?

SOurce: Mad Men

Yes. It is a Barcelona Daybed. In the chapter when Betty, the wife of Don Drapper, goes to the psychoanalyst, many interesting things have been said but is quite remarkable to see all the furniture that a wealthy psychoanalyst in the 60’s set in its consulting room.

Betty is reclined in a Barcelona Daybed to express her inner thoughts. while her psychiatrist relaxes in an Eames Chair, and a Tulip Table picks the cigarettes. A whole homage to Mid Century Modern design and furniture.

By the way how curious is to see someone over a Barcelona Daybed without a smile. 

The charm of the Barcelona Daybed gets clear when we think about how influential has become, even in movies and TV. Series like “Mad Men” used the elegance and attitude of this Mid Century Modern classic to enhance scenes.

Just like when Betty, the wife of Don Drapper, goes to the psychoanalyst, and many interesting things have been said, but is interesting too, to see all the furniture that a wealthy psychoanalyst in the 60’s set in its consulting room. Betty reclines in a Barcelona Daybed to express her inner thoughts.

Was the Barcelona Daybed inspired by the Egyptian Empire?

It was. For all the items of the Barcelona Collection, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe searched for inspiration in the ancient empires, looking for all that royal charm. Watching the Barcelona Daybed in black leather, you can notice how the Egyptian Empire is behind the elegance and timeless beauty of this piece.

What are the colors of the Barcelona Daybed?

The classic options are black and white, though some special editions use different colors.

What is the Style of the Barcelona Daybed?

Nowadays the Barcelona daybed is considered one classic item of Mid Century Modern, though it was released originally in 1930, and in consequence it can be considered as Modernist too. Say hello to the Barcelona Daybed: Is elegant, sleeker, trendy and quite versatile. What else would you expect?.


Inspired by the old ancient Roman and Egyptian tents, and released in the Barcelona International Exposition of Barcelona in 1928, the Barcelona Daybed is part of the Barcelona Collection, and one of the most influential collections of furniture in the XX Century. Though, the Barcelona Daybed has found a way to become popular, just by itself. Let’s check some popular questions about the Barcelona Daybed. 

Are Barcelona Daybeds of microfiber ?

Absolutely not. A real Barcelona Daybed will always have leather upholstery. Look for a manufacturer with a proper dye leather procedure, to be considered as a faithful rendering of the original piece.

Regarded as a major achievement of mid-century modern furniture design, the Barcelona Day Bed is a piece worthy of royalty. Don’t lose the opportunity to experience the comfort and elegance in Barcelona Designs. 

If you want to experience of the Barcelona Collection, don’t miss the chance in Barcelona Designs, the authorized and trusted store for high-quality replicas of Mid Century Modern Style. 

 

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