GIBRALTAR FURNITURE VS. INFERIOR REPRODUCTIONS

Gibraltar Furniture vs Inferior Reproductions

LC1 CASSINA CHAIR VS REPRODUCTIONS

My mother raised me to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.  Consequently, I am about to bare the naked truth re the LC1 Cassina branded chair vs. the reproduction that Gibraltar furniture offers for $495. We often get asked how our LC1 classic chair compares to the original design by iconic furniture provider Cassina. For pure museum quality you can do no better than selecting the Italian manufacture.

However, many buyers would prefer getting a reproduction and saving thousands of dollars on the same purchase. Therefore we offer this same piece, in the same style, dimensions, and construction techniques which would cost $1,955.00 – $2,025.00 via Cassina. What are the benefits of selecting from Cassina?

Each piece of furniture in the “Cassina I Maestri” Collection is indelibly marked with:

• The signature of the Author, whose copyright belongs to his heirs, the use of which has been granted exclusively to Cassina and which in the form of a trade mark, certifies the authenticity of the furniture;

• The “Cassina I Maestri” logotype, which incorporates the Author’s emblem as used by him as identification on his drawings;

• The production number which serves to place the item in the chronology  of production, and tallys with the “Identity Card” (which bears the same number).  This shows that a final quality check has been carried out, and allows the Heirs’ control.

What does all of this really mean? If you are looking for a numbered editionLC1 chair Cassina is the only way to go. However be aware that you will not be receiving a limited edition product. Instead, your Cassina chair will be just be a  sequential serial number product with a  stamped number on the frame. Therefore, this creates no intrinsic value as you will never be able to get the same money back for your purchase for modern used furniture.

Established in 1927, Cassina has been designing the future for over eighty years. During the 50’s the company, founded in Meda (Milan) by Cesare and Umberto Cassina, launched industrial design in Italy. In the rich and complex turmoil of that era, it was pioneering in the way it encouraged architects and designers to envision fresh designs and most of all translate their inspirations into reality.

Taking a completely new approach, which saw a shift from hand craftsmanship to serial production, the company began to work side by side with designers. Since then, Cassina has shown a striking inclination for research and the ability to spark mulch-participant dialogues between the most talented designers of both the 20th and 21st centuries, including architects and designers with quite diverse sensibilities, styles and creative spirits. The result: a mesh of stimulating ideas, from which Cassina always draws the best. This transversal culture of absolute quality defines the uniqueness of each Cassina piece.

The Gibraltar release is also a extremely high end architectural art piece. It is manufactured to the exact original specification using  imported Italian aniline leather.

Shown in ponyhide, the LC1 Chair this basculant chair from Gibraltar Furniture, was originally designed in 1929 by the highly influential architect, city planner, painter and designer Charles Le Corbusier

In 1922, French architect Le Corbusier began working in the new rue de Sèvres, Paris, atelier with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret with whom he shared research plans and design inspiration in a profound and life-long professional relationship. In October 1927, the duo agreed to draw on the contribution of a young architect who had already begun to establish a reputation on the architectural scene of the time: Charlotte Perriand. Their collaboration lasted through to 1937 and was extremely productive, particularly in the furniture design arena. The partnership was highly significant, both in terms of the cultural weight of their accolades and their professional successes. It was together with Charlotte Perriand that the team tackled the innovative project for “l’équipement d’intérieur de l’habitation”. The resulting designs were of great intellectual value and considerable commercial success.

When you purchase from Cassina you are also paying full price for Cassina’s license of the design from the Le Corbusier estate. This exclusive once enabled Cassina to be the only official provider. But you can also purchase an exact copy from Gibraltar without having to pay a kings ransom.  Therefore we recommend Cassina again if you have deep enough pockets to pay the piper. Or you can go with Gibraltar if you want an exact  LC1 clone without any numbers or signatures. It is the same piece without the branding!

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture, at wholesale prices, is Gibraltar. “This West coast internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.

Gibraltar Furniture is proud to be a #1 wholesaler for contemporary furniture such as designer outdoor furniture, stylish lighting, architectural office furniture, and much more. We have everything from premium designer executive chairs to green sustainable furniture. Gibraltar Furniture has been in business for 50 years. Yahoo News reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the Internet.This Beverly Hills 90210 store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

WHOLESALE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT CHAIRS

Gibraltar Furniture proudly presents a collection of furnishings created by America’s preeminent architect Frank Lloyd Wright at factory direct prices.  Other sources sell the Taliesin Barrel chair for $1650 or more.  Gibraltar Furniture sells this iconic piece for under $1000.

Frank Lloyd Wright

The Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel Chair from Gibraltar Furniture

Our factories started with Wright’s original designs and measurements, solid hardwood, and superior upholstery, then employ traditional craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology to create these heirloom-quality pieces for your home, office, or studio. The Taliesin Barrel Chair was prominent in Wright’s own residence Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin, this signature chair Barrel Chair is comfortable, compact, and perfect as a stand-alone or dining room piece. Gibraltar Furniture sells this iconic piece for $999.

The Barrel chair can be custom configured in 12 different fabrics, 18 different velvet, and 13 different leather options. The shell can be designed in Cherry-Red, Dark, Light-Brown, and Light-Walnut wood finishes.

Close up of the FLW Taliesin chair

Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 projects, which resulted in more than 500 completed works.

American architect Frank Lloyd Wright played a leading role in transforming the practice of architecture early in the 20th century. Trained as an engineer at the University of Wisconsin, but strongly drawn to architecture, he began his career as an architect in Chicago, working in the offices of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan. At the age of 29 he set up his own practice and began work on a number of residential projects, chiefly in the Oak Park area of Chicago. These “Prairie Houses,” designed in the early 1900’s, are characterized by their use of natural materials – stone, brick and wood. Their low elevations, and gently sloping roofs create a strong horizontal emphasis.

Wright claimed to build “organic” architecture that seemed to grow naturally out of the surrounding landscape. He believed the internal space, furnishings and decorative details of a house to be intrinsic to its architecture. Many of his projects incorporated site specific furniture and fittings. These unified projects were intended to possess a natural “organic” beauty that would promote the life of the human spirit. Instead of walls, furnishings were often used as spatial dividers, thereby creating more open interiors and a sense of flowing space.

Wright’s preoccupation with geometric forms and intersecting planes in his architecture, led him to develop a similar style for furniture. For example, a series of metal desks and chairs designed for the Larkin Building in Buffalo, New York, were designed to be functionally and visually unified with their surroundings. They were also among the first metal items for indoor use that did not mimic wood. The chairs were made of painted steel with leather upholstered seats and rigidly geometric backs with square perforations. In addition to furniture, Wright designed stained glass windows, ceramics and glass, metalwork and textiles. Wright’s work became distanced from its Arts & Crafts origins as he began to explore the structural and decorative potential of industrial concrete blocks which he used in the design of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and four houses in Los Angeles.

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800-416-3635 NOGUCHI COFFEE TABLE SALE $499

Gibraltar Furniture is proud to offer the Noguchi Inspired  Coffee Table for only $499. This iconic piece has become famous for its unique and unmistakable simplicity. Refined and at the same time natural, it is one of the most sought after pieces associated with the modern classic furniture movement.

Isamu Noguchi was a sculptor, architect, furniture and landscape designer.

The brilliantly simple design consists of only three elements, the glass top and two interlocking wood base pieces. The table is an extraordinary harmony of form and function.

Isamu Noguchi's coffee table joins a curved, solid wood base with a freeform glass top.

Sculptor Isamu Noguchi’s coffee table joins a curved, solid wood base with a freeform glass top. The ethereal result does not diminish the practical design: a sturdy and durable table. This balance of sculptural form and everyday function has made the Noguchi table an understated and beautiful element in homes and offices since its introduction in 1948. Unwilling and unable to be pigeonholed, Noguchi created sculptures using any medium he could get his hands on: stone, metal, wood, clay, bone, paper, or a mixture of any or all–carving, casting, cutting, pounding, chiseling, or dynamiting away as each form took shape.

“To limit yourself to a particular style may make you an expert of that particular viewpoint or school, but I do not wish to belong to any school,” he said. “I am always learning, always discovering.” Noguchi believed the sculptor’s task was to shape space, to give it order and meaning, and that art should “disappear,” or be as one with its surroundings.

Noguchi's coffee table consists of three pieces.

Noguchi’s coffee table consists of three pieces. A freeform, 3/4″ plate-glass top resting on two curved, solid wood legs that interlock to form a tripod for self-stabilizing support.  Herman Miller sells the official licensed version of this table for $1146. Gibraltar offers a re-production Noguchi style table for

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture at wholesale prices is Gibraltar. “This West coast internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.  Gibraltar Furniture is proud to be a #1 wholesaler for Ameico, modern classics, Barcelona, and huge selection in modern furniture such as modern outdoor furniture, modern lighting, modern office furniture, and much more. Browse our huge selection of modern furniture below. We have everything from premium designer executive chairs to green sustainable furniture. Gibraltar Furniture has been in business for 50 years. Yahoo News reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the Internet.”  This Beverly Hills 90210 store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

RELEASE YOUR INNER ARTIST-FREE DESIGN APPLICATIONS

We love the new FREE iphone application, ColorSnap which we have been using on our latest projects to match our retro, deco, modern,  mid century, and post modern pieces with great decor ideas.

color snap

And we are hooked on the  Coloarcapture free application for design use too.

Iphone

Upload either the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap or Benjamin Moore Color Capture application for your iphone, whichever you prefer.

Then take a photo of your favorite room or color with your i-phone to start.

i-phone

i-phone

Or  your can use a photo from your existing photo library. The application will give you a spectrum of colors that match the image. And it will save your favorite colors, recommend coordinating palettes, and map the nearest retailer from the GPS on your phone. Did we mention its free?
Double snap!

For the designer in all of us!

Gibraltar Furniture is proud to be a #1 wholesaler for Ameico, modern classics, Barcelona, and huge selection in modern furnitures such as modern outdoor furniture, modern lighting, modern office furnitures, and much more. Browse our huge selection of modern furniture below. We have everything from premium designer executive chairs to green sustainable furniture. Gibraltar Furniture has been in business for 50 years. Yahoo News reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the Internet.” Yahoo News, click here.
This Beverly Hills 90210 store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

$1995 EAMES LA CHAISE SALE – WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE.C0M

$1995 is the price for the Eames La Chaise at www.gibraltarfurniture.com “Gibraltar Furniture (800 416 3635) is furniture nirvana for wholesale classics”- Yahoo News!

Eames Style La Chaise

Eames Style La Chaise

Charles and Ray Eames designed La Chaise in 1948 for a Museum of Modern Art contest. La Chaise is suitable for both sitting and lying on. Its organic shape was inspired by “Floating Figure”, a sculpture by Gaston Lachaise.

With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and limitless passion into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new sculptural furniture style: Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the “Eames look.”

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture at wholesale prices is Gibraltar. “This West coast Internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.” This Beverly Hills 90210 store has been in business for over 50 years!

DWR offers the same piece for $8,855.00. The main difference is that the official Vitra release comes with a certificate of authenticity and our reproduction does not. This edition is a world class imported product that will be a showcase addition to any collection!

We ship factory direct so that you don’t have to pay a middle man for a mark up. This means you get the wholesale price and a great product at unbeatable prices!

Gibraltar is based in Beverly Hills California and can be found on the web at www.gibraltarfurniture.com. This firm has been in operation for five decades, and is an insider secret weapon for blue chip merchandise at warehouse prices. Yahoo reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the internet. This store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

All purchases are fully covered by Lloyds of London and the Yahoo buyer’s protection plan. The Yahoo! Buyer Protection Program covers any item legitimately purchased through Yahoo! This protection covers purchases of up to $1000 for material defects and other issues.


$399 EAMES ELLIPITCAL TABLE – WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE.COM

Gibraltar Furniture 800 416 3635 “Furniture nirvana for wholesale classics”- Yahoo

$399 is the price for the Eames Elliptical table from www.gibraltarfurniture.com (800 416 3635). DWR sells the same edition for $649.00

Mid Century Style Elliptical Coffee Table

Mid Century Style Elliptical Coffee Table

This iconic table is a mid-century 1951 classic inspired design. It is also referred to as the “surfboard table”. This elongated unit illustrates the whimsical playfulness that characterizes the work of this legendary American designer. It also reveals the practical side to Ray and Charles Eames – their desire to create furniture that would become a part of a life lived with minimalism and splendor. This 6’ foot table sets the stage for a bowl of fresh fruit, a special work of art or a big art book. Its light wire base and long lean silhouette look just as totally modern today as then.

Eames was born in 1907 in Saint Louis, Missouri. He briefly studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis on an architectural scholarship. He proposed studying Frank Lloyd Wright to his professors, and when he would not cease his interest in modern architects, he was dismissed from the university. In the report describing why he was dismissed from the university, a professor wrote the comment, “His views were too modern.”

This iconic piece is constructed with a chrome steel frame, birch plywood surface with a melamine top in your choice of black or white colors. This is a perfect copy (and is not a Herman Miller release) of the same unit at a fraction of the price!

DIMENSIONS: W X 71″ X D 24″ X H 10″

We ship factory direct so that you don’t have to pay a middle man for a mark up. This means you get the wholesale price and a great product at unbeatable prices! We can produce this piece in a rainbow of ultra high quality leather colors, or your choice of COM (customers own material) or COL (customers own leather).

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture at wholesale prices is Gibraltar. “This West coast Internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.” This Beverly Hills 90210 store has been in business for over 50 years!

We ship factory direct so that you don’t have to pay a middle man for a mark up. This means you get the wholesale price and a great product at unbeatable prices! We can produce this piece in a rainbow of ultra high quality leather colors, or your choice of COM (customers own material) or COL (customers own leather).

Gibraltar is based in Beverly Hills California and can be found on the web at www.gibraltarfurniture.com. This firm has been in operation for five decades, and is an insider secret weapon for blue chip merchandise at warehouse prices. Yahoo reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the internet. This store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

All purchases are fully covered by Lloyds of London and the Yahoo buyer’s protection plan. The Yahoo! Buyer Protection Program covers any item legitimately purchased through Yahoo! This protection covers purchases of up to $1000 for material defects and other issues.

$235 EAMES PLYWOOD DINING CHAIR METAL LEGS 800 416 3635

Gibraltar Furniture (www.gibraltarfurniture.com) features the Eames Style Bent Plywood Dining Chair with Metal Legs for only $235

Plywood Dining Chair with Metal Legs

Plywood Dining Chair with Metal Legs

The superb molded ply chair was hailed by Time Magazine as the Best Design of the 20th Century. DWR sells the DCM for $399.00 – $679.00. Designers and architects consider Gibraltar (800 416-3635) an insider secret weapon for blue chip merchandise at warehouse prices.


Along with the Lounge Chair and Ottoman in leather, this may be one of the most well recognized pieces in modern design. Low-slung, with an expertly crafted molded plywood seat and back, this chair is extremely comfortable and built for longevity. This chair is considered a breakthrough in modern design.

The piece was designed using technology for molding plywood that the designer developed prior to, and during, The Second World War. Previous to the American involvement in the war the architect entered a line of furniture into the Museum of Modern Art’s “Organic Furniture Competition” in 1940. The competition was set up to explore the natural evolution of furniture in response to the rapidly changing world. This entry was chosen as the winner of the competition.

However, production of the initially designed chairs was postponed due to production difficulties, and then by the United States entry into WWII.

This interruption proved fortuitous to the designer. He began making molded plywood splints for the U.S. Air Force. The splints were modeled after his own leg and allowed him to hone the technique of molding the plywood into complex curves. The plywood series was a result of this experience.

Initially the makers set out to find a solution to providing affordable, comfortable furniture that could be easily mass produced. Thew architects entries into the Organic Furniture competition were designed to have the seat and backrest joined in a singe ‘shell’.

The result was a comfortable chair with a sleek and modern appearance. The seat was joined to the lumbar support and legs with a series of four heavy rubber washers with nuts embedded in them (later these came to be called ‘shock mounts’). The shock mounts were glued to the underside of the seat, and screwed in through the bottom of the chair. The backrest was also attached using shock mounts. The rubber mounts were pliable, allowing the backrest to flex when the chair is occupied. This was one of the first examples of a chair with a responsive backrest.

Even though the plywood chair was a compromise it still constituted a successful design. Following the LCW the designer created a family of plywood chairs. The all-plywood Dining Chair Wood (DCW) was constructed in the same manner as the LCW, but with a narrower seat, and longer legs.

The Lounge Chair Metal (LCM) and Dining Chair Metal (DCM)were constructed of the same plywood seats and backrests as the LCW & DCW set on a welded metal frame.
DWR sells the DCM for several hundred dollars more. Gibraltar Furniture offers the same unlicensed reproduction for only $239.

Molded plywood dining chair, and metal legs. Your choice of White Oak, Ebony or Walnut! Dimensions: 19.5″ W x 21.25″ H x 29.5″ D. Seat Height: 16.5″

“Gibraltar Furniture (800 416 3635) is furniture nirvana for wholesale classics”- Yahoo News!

Gibraltar offers the entire line of products from Compar, David Edward, Davis Furniture, Fabulux, Firefarm, Girari, Gordon International, Grey, Havaseat Chairs, Innovation, IQMatics, Janke, Jet Age, Kenshoma, Litto Kids, Lunar Lounge, Malik, Ooba, Oeuf, Offi, OFM, Ogus Design, The Phillips Collection, Serralunga, Studio4LA, Touch Design/Lighting, Trevi Outdoor, the Vessel Architectural Pottery collection, Zuo Modern, and 100 Times Better, among others.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, please contact Bradley Friedman, Director of Pubic Relations, via email.

Images for all products can be obtained at www.gibraltarfurniture.com.

Contact:
Bradley Friedman
Director of Public Relations
310.276.8889
sales@gibraltarfurniture.com

WHOLESALE MODERN FURNITURE – WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE.COM

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture at wholesale prices is Gibraltar. “This West coast Internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.” This Beverly Hills 90210 store has been in business for over 50 years!

Q: ARE YOUR CLASSIC PRODUCTS COPIES OR ORIGNIALS?

A: We often get the question: “Are your pieces original?”

We sell many items that are fully licensed products from the official sources.

We also feature many lower cost alternatives for customers who are looking for cost effective options

All of our products are “mint in box” brand new items. (Original vintage products would be very expensive products to obtain. A few authentic, old originals are found in museums, or sell at astronomic, (but realistic) prices at auctions or at antique stores. Often times these pieces are often in very bad shape as a result of years of wear and tear.)

Instead Gibraltar offers both authentic and also high quality reproductions, at factory direct prices on all these pieces! Many of these items are “reproductions” of old designs. Our design experts have exactly copied each and every detail and faithfully executed all of the scale, aspects, and lines of these masterpieces.

Careful attention has been given to maintaining the same look, feel, and style of the Bauhaus icons that define modernism. You will be getting a perfectly made modern art piece, crafted in the European tradition, at a price you can’t beat!

We use overseas factories to achieve these results. We use due diligence to insure that all the right tools are used in this process. Despite the designers’ intention to create furniture which can easily be produced mechanically, the creation of modern classics requires considerable skilled hand labor and a wide variety of different production steps. We employ only perfect manufacturing methods in order to bend tubes and to make upholstery that keeps its shape for decades. The results are master pieces that ring true to the originals.

Our overseas factories use optimum methods to reproduce these beautiful Bauhaus and Modern Classics Furniture in a way so you can enjoy them year after year.

To illustrate, we offer the Barcelona series at our store. Mies van der Rohe designed the Lounge Chair and Ottoman for the German Pavilion at the International Exhibition of 1929 in Barcelona, Spain. The “X”-shaped Mies Lounge Chair and Ottoman features sleek minimalist line styling which produces a perfect blend of art and function. Gibraltar’s Mies Lounge Chair and Ottoman is made of heavy gauge solid stainless steel seamlessly welded and polished to a high luster, It features comfortable high density fire-retardant polyurethane foam wrapped in Dacron, enclosed in ticking, and encased in fine imported 100% Italian leather.

Many of the classics have undergone some construction changes since they were designed in the 20’s and 30’s. Today’s materials and tools allow for construction as crisp as the designers envisioned, but could not necessarily achieve due to the state of yesterdays technology. Many problems have occurred in older pieces when metal fatigue has resulted in damaged frames which can no longer be used. Our modern construction technique produces a metal frame with greater strength in its joints. This means your furniture, will be sturdier than the originals.

Our reproductions are very high quality new items designed for daily use. They are not numbered or stamped to justify the tripling of prices. If you purchase an item like this, you are actually paying for a license fee that is no longer required. The manufacture of such pieces is charging you a premium for a royalty that once went to a designer. Now that these designs have been paced into the public domain a patent payment is unnecessary. However, instead of lowering the price points on these editions the fabricators are happy to hold onto your money and pocket the difference. They will not lower their price levels to reflect this change to not offend their previous customers. Instead they are happy to charge thousands of dollars more for the same items that we sell for a fraction of the price.

Our entire pieces feature high quality imported premium heavy gauge steel. Ultra-Premium #304 Solid flat bar stock Stainless Steel pieces are used in each of our units. These are then hand polished to a super brilliant chrome style finish. Our frames are NOT made using lower cost carbon steel, which may be chrome-plated hollow tubes and then bolted/screwed together. Over the years this chrome will start to peel and corrode leaving you with an ugly unit.

All of our reproductions are made using 100% imported Italian leather. Multiple colors and grades of premium top grain Italian leather are available for your design requirements. We sources our hides from the same supplier that provides leather for Mercedes Benz and BMW automobiles Every square of leather is hand selected, piped, tufted and individually sewn by expert leather craftsmen Each piece is true to form, comfortable, and feature a luxurious cushion system.

Naturally there is a range in quality of the reproductions on the market. Be assured Gibraltar are tops in quality in every possible way! Today classic furniture is produced by many different manufacturers, some with great care and attention to details, others with less care. Many lower cost releases will compromise quality by using vinyl, pig leather, or low cost Chinese inferior hides.

Copy or original? We call the items what they truly are: “reproductions” of old design, no matter who produces them today. Our items do live up to all modern expectations on appearance and durability, even under intense scrutiny. They are all New Reproductions of Modern Classics at a price that can’t be beat!

Q: WHERE ARE YOUR REPRODUCTIONS MADE?

A: We sell these products from two main sources.

1. Italian leather, Italian stainless Steel, European construction. We source these models from Italy viaGordon International. We use 100% Italian Leather and 100% stainless steel frames. As Italian labor is more costly than non -European overseas sources the cost corresponding goes up. Please visit http://www.gordoninternational.com for pricing info. It takes 15-20 hours to pay these chairs. Labor in Europe is about $30 per hour. This makes the total cost higher. However, we mark down all of these models and the price that you will pay will be 30% off of the list price. We deep discount all of these models as we are a factory direct internet wholesaler.

2. Italian leather, Italian stainless Steel, Non-European construction. We source these models from our own overseas factory. We use 100% Italian leather and 100% stainless steel frames. As overseas labor is less expensive than European workmen the total price goes down accordingly. It takes 15-20 hours to pay these chairs. Non-European labor is about $3 per hour. This makes the total cost lower. We deep discount all of these models as we are a factory direct internet wholesaler.

The quality is virtually the same, the materials are the same, and the end product is the same. Therefore the choice is yours.

We ship factory direct so that you don’t have to pay a middle man for a mark up. This means you get the wholesale price and a great product at unbeatable prices Gibraltar is based in Beverly Hills California and can be found on the web at www.gibraltarfurniture.com. This firm has been in operation for five decades, and is an insider secret weapon for blue chip merchandise at warehouse prices. Yahoo reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the internet. This store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

All purchases are fully covered by Lloyds of London and the Yahoo buyer’s protection plan. The Yahoo! Buyer Protection Program covers any item purchased through Yahoo! This protection covers purchases of up to $1000

DISCOUNT MODERN FURNITURE -WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE.COM

800 416 3635-Gibraltar Furniture is a secret weapon website for high end furniture at wholesale prices. We ship manufacature direct so that you don’t have to pay a middle man for a mark up. This means you get factory direct warehouse units, great product, and unbeatable prices.

Gibraltar is based in Beverly Hills California and can be found on the web at www.gibraltarfurniture.com. This firm has been in operation for five decades, and is an insider secret weapon for blue chip merchandise at warehouse prices. Yahoo reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the internet. This store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture at wholesale prices is Gibraltar. “This West coast Internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.” This Beverly Hills 90210 store has been in business for over 50 years!


All purchases are fully covered by Lloyds of London and the Yahoo buyer’s protection plan. The Yahoo! Buyer Protection Program covers any item purchased through Yahoo! This protection covers purchases of up to $1000

Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND DWR?

A: Our products are similar in design, construction, scale, and materials used in the higher priced DWR versions. The main difference between us and DWR is that they charge full list price for everything that they offer. Conversely, we deep discount all of our products.

Therefore the major difference is the amount of money that you will be saving by selecting our items vs. the DWR editions. Plus on our classic chrome items we offer a complimentary upgrade on our frames that DWR will charge you an arm and leg for.

For instance, on the Knoll Barcelona releases DWR offers the standard frame model. This means that you will be getting black pig iron that is dipped in chrome. Both Cassina and Knoll offer an upgraded stainless steel version. However the up charge for such will be significantly more.

We think our customers deserve a higher grade of product than this. Therefore we require our factories to use stainless steel frames that are buffed to a highly polished finish instead. For instance we use imported, heavy gage, all stainless steel, highly polished 12 MM frames on all of our Barcelona pieces.

This costs us far more, but the result is well worth this extra effort. The end product lasts a lifetime and is very durable. In comparison DWR regular chrome plated products will start to shed and peel over the years. Plus oxidation will occur on a chrome piece whereas highly polished stainless steel is impervious to rust, oxidation, and metal corrosion.

In addition we only use 100% imported Italian leather for each and every product we manufacture. This premium full leather material is the finest that money can buy!

With DWR, Herman Miller, and Knoll you are also paying extra for the use of licensed products. This adds greatly to the price of each piece. Many of the designs that DWR, Herman Miller and Knoll sell are now in the public domain for classic Bauhaus models. In the past manufactures had to pay an extra fee for the use of these designs and the artist was paid a fee for each product that was produced. However most of these products no longer require such. But companies such as Knoll and Herman Miller did not lower their prices to reflect this change.

Instead they just pocket the sum they once paid to the architect. Rather than decreasing the prices to reflect the lower production costs for these items the manufactures have decided to raise them. The only ones that are being fooled by this is the un-informed public. DWR prices are costlier than ours in that you have to pay for all of their stores, advertising, marketing, and promotional costs. Also DWR charges taxes in all the states that they have stores in. We use the direct to the consumer model instead. Consequently you will be getting the factory direct, wholesale price, instead of the top dollar retail price that DWR offers.

Q: HOW DO YOUR REPRODUCTIONS COMPARE TO HERMAN MILLER AND KNOLL PRODUCTS?

A: We sell both factory authorized originals and reproductions at a lower price point. Either way you will end up saving money when you purchase from us as we are an internet deep discounter.

Many people ask us if our products are re-productions or Herman Miller or Knoll originals. Herman Miller, Knoll, and Gibraltar Furniture all sell re-production pieces as the originals are very valuable art pieces and reside in museums or private collections. Plus if you purchased an original edition you may not want to use such for every day use as this would be very risky practice. Therefore Herman Miller, Knoll, and Gibraltar Furniture all sell reproductions of the original design. Herman Miller and Knoll charge you more for this privilege. Gibraltar feels that the wise customer wants value, design, and purity. Therefore we charge you less for the same piece!

Many of our pieces are 100% accurate reproductions of the Knoll and Herman Miller classics. We have faithfully duplicated all of the design elements including the original dimensions, style, form, and exact materials at a fraction of the price.

For instance, all of our cushions are a perfect combination of seating softness, comfort, and linearity which insures crisp design lines. No short cuts are taken and the leather sources we use are the best in the world!

We use the Internet as our showroom in that we are a factory direct wholesale source. In a word we a comparable to Amazon.com re: our factory direct pricing.

However your purchase is risk free. We offer a hassle free, no questions asked, 7 day return policy. Your purchase is also fully guaranteed by both Lloyds of London and the Yahoo buyer’s protection plan.

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