Is the Barcelona Chair Expensive?
A recurrent question among many Mid Century Modern enthusiasts has to do with the price of a Barcelona Chair. Right, is a desirable object. Beautiful and endurable. But is worthy? Isn’t it expensive?
The short answer to this question is yes and no. When it comes to the replica’s market, it has segmented into three categories when it comes to its price, so we have to be careful about what are we talking about.
As we said previously, Design Furniture has three segmented sources. We have low-cost stores; original design houses, and replica stores.
There are low-cost stores, the original design houses, and the replicas’ store. In the Low-cost stores, you can find an imitation of a Barcelona Sofa for prices below even 500 USD. So yes, you will find cheap prices to solve an emergency need. But keep in mind that cheap doesn’t mean inexpensive. These superb low prices will come with more disadvantages than anything else. Low ends pieces have an awful, unfinished look. . Low ends mean smaller measures, poor quality materials, and a very short term expectancy of functioning. You can see your beloved Barcelona Sofa crumbling after only six months of regular use. So, unless you have plans of buying your Low-cost Barcelona Sofa only for the portrait it in the living room without even use it, maybe that would be a good choice, if you don’t mind of an awful furniture.
Traditional Design Houses
When it comes to traditional Design Houses, historically, since the beginning of the Modernism, and Mid Century Modernism movements, there were traditional design houses with the license of manufacturing of these pieces. Usually, they charge costs of license and brand, so they have very large prices. If you buy a Barcelona Sofa from a design house, you will certainly get a high-quality product, but maybe the budget you reserve for this purpose can be used for several solutions in your home or smarter choices.
We dare to say that a replica is your smart choice. A replica is a rendering of the original piece that follows the original design, committed to quality, and true to the expectations of its original creator. With a replica, you can get an exact reproduction of the original piece with a high-quality standard, but unlike the traditional house, a replica store doesn’t pay a license for the exclusive use of the brand. It can provide you with a high-quality product at an affordable price.