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. We pride ourselves on producing world class products including the iconic Barcelona chair.

Gibraltar Furniture vs Inferior Reproductions

Mies Van der Rohe

Mies Van der Rohe


•    The cushions are made from the same fine dimensions as the original
•    The whole chair including the buttons, piping, back and the bottom of the chair are made with 100% full grain aniline leather
•    Pure solid 1-piece stainless steel frame, polished to a mirror like finish
•    True to original, High density grade PU injected seat foam provides plushness and most importantly holds its shape over time
•    Supporting straps are made from thick leather for best durability
•    100% Full grain aniline leather, rather than wearing out will develop a patina over time. All our luxurious leathers are imported directly from tanneries in Italy
•    True to original. Front and rear chair seat corners and top and bottom corners on back have no seams. 1-piece of leather is used and sewn to the rear corners of the cushion
•    True to original. The rear seat cushion edge features an angular contour cut to compliment the angle of the frame
•    True to original. The chair base features 9 support straps and ottoman features 7


•    Incorrect cushion dimensions give this reproduction a very bulky look
•    The piping, buttons, back of the chair are usually constructed of Pleather, the result is a product that falls apart just after 3-6 months.
•    Cheap reproductions are often constructed with lower grade leather
•    The polish work on the frame is uneven and usually made with very thin steel
•    The poor quality cushions becomes sags and loses its shape in just a short period
•    Straps are constructed with flimsy PU leather.
•    Lower quality aniline/corrected grain leathers from cheap wholesalers in Asia
•    The corners of all sides are sewn individually, this is the easiest way to spot a cheap reproduction.
•    The square shape of the cushion does not sit flush with the frame
•    The number of straps varies, as the more corners they cut the more profit

We stop at nothing to make sure that our Mies van der Rohe Barcelona products are true to form. Each of our designs are exactly like the originals at a fraction of the Knoll price!

In fact the main difference between our higher priced competitors and us is that the official Knoll release comes with a certificate of authenticity and our copy does not. DWR sells the Barcelona chair for $5,068.00 – $6,818.00

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!

Multiple colors and grades of premium full top grain Italian leather are available for your design requirements.


• Deluxe Top Grain, Corrected, Pigmented, Made in Italy
• Primo Top Grain, Full Grain, Semi-Aniline, Made in Italy
• Exquisite Top Grain, Full Grain, Full-Aniline, Made in Italy

• Normally Stocked Colors
• Deluxe – Black
• Deluxe – Bright White

• Made to Order Colors
• Deluxe Leather Camel, Chocolate, Ivory, Red, Saddle Tan
• Primo Leather Bordeaux, Cappuccino, Cognac, Golden Tan, Navy Blue, Hunter Green, Tangerine, Wasabi
• Exquisite Leather: Black, Chocolate, Cranberry, Toffee, Whiskey, White

Each square of leather is hand selected, piped, tufted and individually sewn by expert leather craftsmen. The cushion is suspended upon a network of leather saddle straps fixed to a solid oak frame. Polished stainless steel legs add to the timeless modern design. A bolster pillow stretches across the width of the daybed and is secured in place by straps. Truly, a wonderful place to rest and relax.

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.”

Google  “This Beverly Hills 90210 store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

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