The Barcelona seating series was designed by the legendary modernist architect, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, for the German pavilion at the 1929 International Exhibition held in Spain. The Barcelona series has become an icon of important chair design.
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.”
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Gibraltar Furniture is a good resource for design addicts looking for top-rated originals at popular prices. All of the materials, design lines, and specs for all of the Gibraltar releases are the same as the European manufacturers. Gibraltar out-sources the production of these design classics to our overseas factories in order to cut labor costs. We use the same high quality leather and stainless steel frames that Knoll uses.
We created this bench as a high quality reproduction using premium solid-core stainless flat steel, fully welded. Our frames are NOT made using lower cost chrome-plated hollow tubes and then bolted/screwed together. Multiple colors and grades of premium full top grain Italian leather are available for your design requirements. Each square of leather is hand selected, piped, tufted and individually sewn by expert leather craftsmen. Three types of highly resilient foam are used to provide the proper amount of plush comfort and firm support. The cushions rest upon a suspended network of saddle leather straps.
There are 3 different types to choose from depending on your preferences, which are explained below.
Deluxe is our highly durable Top Grain Leather that is grain-corrected and color pigmented. The grain surface is slightly abraded to remove imperfections before a protective surface coating is applied. A decorative leather-grain pattern is then embossed into the surface for a finished look.
Primo is a top grain Semi-Aniline Leather that has just a small amount of pigment or clear finish added to its surface, thus allowing the natural unique characteristics of the hide to still show through while offering some of the benefits of color consistency and increased durability.
Exquisíte is the softest and most expensive leather. This Full-Aniline Leather is left in its most natural/naked state after the aniline-dye process. The leathers reveal different grain patterns, healed scars, and other natural markings. Dyes are absorbed differently between each hide so there may be tonality differences in each piece of leather. Full Aniline means that it is UNPROTECTED with no pigments or top coatings sprayed on after the aniline-dye process
-Design is true to form and mirrors the original! -Solid steel frame will not rust, chip or flake like some inferior versions -Soft, Italian leather -Squares are individually sewn with raised piping -Saddle leather straps -Comfortable foam cushioning
The design is exactly like the original at a fraction of the Knoll price! The main difference is that the official Knoll release comes with a certificate of authenticity and our copy does not.
All of the world class leather that use on this piece is 100% European luxury grade material. Each high quality stainless steel frame is also imported to insure that you get only the very best resources that money can buy. Only the best Italian leather is used to construct this masterpiece!
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 an unbeatable price!
All of our Barcelona editions are made of 100% Italian leather, manufactured in Italy, by the Mastrotto Group. Based in Arzignano (Vicenza, Italy), the Mastrotto Group is the gold standard for world wide hide production and one of the most important global sources for the creation of upholstery, furniture, and leather goods. They are the exclusive source for all of the leather used in Mercedes Benz and BMW automobiles!
Frame: Medium Walnut finish wooden frame. Steel legs, polished to mirror shine, will not rust or chip. Unlike inferior versions with open joints and exposed screws, all joints in our reproduction are fully welded, sealed and sanded.
Leather: Features top grain Italian leather from cattle hides processed in Italy to a soft, buttery finish. (Beware of inferior products using vinyl on the sides and backs, as well as lower quality leather from pigs and water buffalo).
-52″ x 19″ x 16″
-Manufacturers Warranty of 1 Year against defects or workmanship errors.
Our Barcelona Benches are high quality reproductions, inspired by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe. Multiple colors and grades of premium full top grain Italian leather are available for your design requirements. Each square of leather is hand selected, piped and tufted by expert leather craftsmen. The cushion is suspended upon a network of leather saddle straps fixed to a solid hardwood frame. Polished stainless steel legs add to the timeless modern design. Excellent at the foot of a bed, a homes foyer, office and retail store waiting areas. Available in two popular sizes.
Our bench is a high quality reproduction using premium solid-core stainless flat steel, fully welded. Our frames are NOT made using lower cost chrome-plated hollow tubes and then bolted/screwed together. Multiple colors and grades of premium full top grain Italian leather are available for your design requirements. Each square of leather is hand selected, piped, tufted and individually sewn by expert leather craftsmen. Three types of highly resilient foam are used to provide the proper amount of plush comfort and firm support. The cushions rest upon a suspended network of saddle leather straps.
FRAME: The polished stainless steel frame will not rust or chip. All joints are fully welded, sealed and sanded.
We only accept the very best, imported, quality items at Gibraltar! This applies to the quality of hides as well as the fabrics that we use on all of our Barcelona sofas. Consequently, we have chosen the finest suppliers for all of our raw materials. For instance, we insist on using only 100% imported Italian leather. The hides must be of superlative quality. We insist that every manufacturing detail conforms to the original lines. Craftsmanship, sewing and upholstery are a huge priority to us. In the end, the biggest difference that you will notice is the large sum of money that you will save via Gibraltar vs. the European makers.
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.
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