GIBRALTAR FURNITURE VS. INFERIOR REPRODUCTIONS

Gibraltar Furniture vs Inferior Reproductions

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.

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.”

$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

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.

800 416 3635 – EAMES DCM CHAIR $239

Designers and architects consider Gibraltar (800 416-3635) an insider secret weapon for blue chip merchandise at warehouse prices. A case in point is the Eames Dining chair in metal (DCM) that this Beverly Hills store (www.gibraltarfurniture.com) offers for only $239

The Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair (1946) is instantly recognizable as the work of Charles and Ray Eames

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 desinger 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 $379. 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″

Charles Eames was born in 1907 in Saint Louis, Missouri and 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.”

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.”

All of these products are inspired by the Charles and Ray Eames. Gibraltar Furniture is not a Herman Miller dealer. These products are not associated, connected, manufactured, sponsored, or affiliated with Herman Miller or the Eames estate. In addition Charles Eames has not originated, sponsored, or approved any of our Eames style products. This is not a Herman Miller Eames product but has the exact look, feel, and design of the original release.

Charles Eames was born in 1907 in Saint Louis, Missouri and 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.”

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.”

All of these products are inspired by the Charles and Ray Eames. Gibraltar Furniture is not a Herman Miller dealer. These products are not associated, connected, manufactured, sponsored, or affiliated with Herman Miller or the Eames estate. In addition Charles Eames has not originated, sponsored, or approved any of our Eames style products. This is not a Herman Miller Eames product but has the exact look, feel, and design of the original release.