BERTORIA SIDE CHAIR $275! 800-416-3635

Harry Bertoia’s 1950 experiment with bending metal rods into practical art produced a revered collection of seating, including the exquisite Bertoia side chair.

Italian artist and furniture designer, Harry Bertoia, was thirty-seven years old when he designed the patented Diamond chair for Knoll in 1952.
Italian artist and furniture designer, Harry Bertoia, was thirty-seven years old when he designed the patented Diamond chair for Knoll in 1952. Innovative, comfortable and strikingly handsome, the chair’s delicate appearance belies its strength and durability. A classic, modern design that enhances any environment. DWR charges $698 for a Bertoia side chair vs the the $275 price from Gibraltar

Bertoia’s side chair remains a fascinating study in bent metal and a fixture of mid-century design. This reproduction is true to the original in construction and form. Now you can own your own version of this sculptural classic that took its rightful place as one of the most recognized mid century seating icons over 50 years ago.

Gibraltar Furniture’s Mid Century Classic Bertoia Side Chair Style Premium Reproduction Features:

 True to original: Double exterior rod wraps the entire edge frame of the chair
 Single interior 45 degree intersecting rods welded at each intersecting point
 Remove-able Leatherette sleek seat cushion included
 Frame welds are all smooth ground, sanded and sealed
 Chip and Flake resistant. Ultra Violet light cured chrome finish
 Construction: Bent Solid Core Steel Rod Frame
 Stainless Steel connectors
 4 Floor protector Glides
 Some assembly required
 Chair Dimensions: 20.5″ Width x 21.7″ Depth x 31.9″ Height

In Bertoia’s own words, “If you look at these chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture. Space passes right through them.”

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Harry Bertoia’s 1950 experiment with bending metal rods into practical art produced a revered collection of seating, including the exquisite Bertoia side chair. Innovative, comfortable and strikingly handsome, the chair’s delicate appearance belies its strength and durability. A classic, modern design that enhances any environment, Bertoia’s side chair remains a fascinating study in bent metal and a fixture of mid-century design. The form is made of metal rods interconnected with leaving visible empty transparent space as he liked the idea of air flowing through the design.

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The original wire chair version was created in 1950. Charles Eames instigated a court case in which he claimed copyright to the original diamond chair design concept. The court eventually forced Harry to change his design. He had no choice but to get back to the design drawing board and with focused inspiration, he created the 1952 version of the chair we recognize today as the Diamond Chair. It was an instant triumph, leaving no doubt to both Charles Eames and those who knew him, that the real design inspiration for the open form wire chair belonged to Bertoia. It is doubtful that he realized at the time that his Diamond Chair would become mid-century modern icon for over a half a century. To this day, it is still regarded as one of the top chair designs in the history of modern furniture.

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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.

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Italian artist and furniture designer, Harry Bertoia, was thirty-seven years old when he designed the patented Diamond chair for Knoll in 1952.   gibraltar_2252_1260088325  gibraltar_2252_1260371813 gibraltar_2252_1260399459

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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.

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.

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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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BARCELONA CHAIR GUIDE – WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE

Gibraltar Furniture (800 416 3635) is discount furniture nirvana!

Are you interested in checking the authenticity of your next Barcelona purchase.

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Perhaps you are confused re the proliferation of different Barcelona chairs, Barcelona benches, Barcelona sofas, and Barcelona day beds on the Internet?

Below you will find a checklist of every detail to make sure that your source is providing you with accurate, high quality,  furniture based on the original  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe configurations.  These are the points to examine for to determine if you are getting cheap junk or a museum worthy piece.

Barcelona Chair & Ottoman Frame
• Polished #304 stainless steel
• Thick ½’ imported high quality frame
• Steel is 12mm x 32mm
• Seamless wielded joints
• Triple polished finish
• Fully Sanded & Sealed Welds

Barcelona Daybed & Bench Frame
• Steel U-bracket supports
• Fully Polished and Deburred Stainless Legs

Barcelona Loveseat & Sofa Frame
• Polished #304 stainless steel
• Thick ½’ imported high quality frame
• Steel is 12mm x 32mm
• 1 piece Full Welded Frame
• Seamless wielded joints
• Triple polished finish
• Fully Sanded & Sealed Welds

Straps & Buckles
• 100% Saddle Leather Straps
• Buckles to attach to frame
• Riveted into frame (better-quality method)

Cushions

• Curved Back Cushion
• Top of Back Cushion even with Back Frame
• CA117 FR Foam
• Extra Deep Tufting
• High Density Premium Foam
• Poly Dacron Wrapping to Hold Shape
• Thickness and proportions like the original
• Seamless Corners
• 100 % Italian Imported Leather Buttons & Piping
• Thin piping just like the Knoll original
• Ottoman Cushion with 4 outside seamless corners

• Leather
• Aniline Dyed Cow Hides
• Genuine Italian Leather (not Chinese Leather like some)
• Top / Semi / Full Grain Available
• Soft and Supple
• 100% Leather – No Vinyl

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 Day bead for $9,454!

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.

Leathers

• 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 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.
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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.

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

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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.

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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?
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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.
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Wolfgang Sirch The Ultimate Childrens Designer Toys- WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE.COM

Wolfgan Toys by Sirch

The Sirch family has been producing products in wood for over 300 years in Germany.

During the last part of the 20th century, the SIRCH Company specialized in industrial shipping pallets, which they continue to manufacture today.  After the death of his father Isidor Sirch, Wolfgang Sirch, an interior architect, became president.  For a new synergy, he brought Christoph Bitzer, a sculptor, into the company.
The Sirch-Bitzer team began designing and producing very special items for children under the brand name Sibi.  All Sibi products are handmade in the Sirch factory in Bavaria, primarily in wood. The first Sibi products introduced in 2000 were the VILLA Sibi modernist doll house, MAX push car and LORETTE Trailer.  Sibi products have been awarded the prestigious German “Spiel Gut” design award for toys.  The worldwide reception to Sibi designs has met with equally great success.
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Hand made by Switzerland’s Sirch, these are the new classics made by Sirch. Just when you’d resigned yourself to watching your tot zoom up and down halls and around the park on a plastic mass-produced push toy, along comes the modern Max car from Switzerland. Features steam-curved plywood and “whisper-quiet” plastic wheels that can be used both inside and outside. There’s a trailer for Max called Lorette.

Unlike your usual first-ride car toys, the minimal Max comes minus the distracting bells and whistles, so it’s just Junior cruising along the wide open road of his imagination (which was really the point anyway). But be forewarned, with a starter set of wheels this stylish, a mini Aston Martin may not be far behind.

Material: molded plywood, rubber, plastic, metal.
Size: ca. 23″ long x 10″ wide x 14.5″ high.


Regular Price: $235.00padSale Price: $223.25pad

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Unlike your usual first-ride car toys, the minimal Lorette comes minus the distracting bells and whistles, so it’s just Junior cruising along the wide open road of his imagination (which was really the point anyway). But be forewarned, with a starter set of wheels this stylish, a mini Aston Martin may not be far behind.

Material: Ash molded plywood, rubber, plastic, metal.
Size: ca. 13″ long x 10″ wide x 14.5″ high.

FREE GROUND SHIPPING WITHIN THE US!

Unlike your usual first-ride car toys, the minimal Flix comes minus the distracting bells and whistles, so it’s just Junior cruising along the wide open road of his imagination (which was really the point anyway). But be forewarned, with a starter set of wheels this stylish, a mini Aston Martin may not be far behind.

Material: molded plywood, rubber, plastic, metal.
Size: ca. 23″ long x 10″ wide x 14.5″ high.

Regular Price: $195.00padSale Price: $185.25pad