Barcelona chair replica

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  1. Le Samourai

    Le Samourai Well-Known Member

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    Frankly i cant afford to spend 5k on an knoll version or a vintage piece. Any decent reproductions around for smalltimers? Advice/recommendations welcome. Btw im in the U.K. Thanks.
     


  2. Mr Herbert

    Mr Herbert Senior member

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    sorry to say it but every 'replica' i have see looks crap. especially the white ones

    i would save and wait.
     


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  4. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    I've seen this come up before, and I have to ask...are these things actually comfortable at all? In any way?

    Because they really don't look as if they are, TBH.
     


  5. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    I've seen this come up before, and I have to ask...are these things actually comfortable at all? In any way?

    Because they really don't look as if they are, TBH.


    No, they're made for lobbies not to curl in reading a book.
     


  6. Mr Herbert

    Mr Herbert Senior member

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    they are comfortable for some uses. reading the news paper, or enjoying in a social situation

    they arent lounge chairs tho, and i wouldnt want to use one for watching TV or listening to music.
     


  7. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    they are comfortable for some uses. reading the news paper, or enjoying in a social situation

    they arent lounge chairs tho, and i wouldnt want to use one for watching TV or listening to music.


    I have no problem watching movies in a Le Corbusier couch and I still wouldn't know what to do with a Barcelona chair.
     


  8. DBoon

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    my grandmother was in the Bauhaus :shock:
     


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    I have no problem watching movies in a Le Corbusier couch and I still wouldn't know what to do with a Barcelona chair.

    It's like a striped shirt...you look at it.
     


  10. Mr Herbert

    Mr Herbert Senior member

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    Le Corbusier have plenty of padding which makes them quite comfortable. i dont find them very attractive tho.

    barcelonas are good in a lounge room used for entertaining guests

    for pure comfort go the Eames Loungechair.
     


  11. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    It's like a striped shirt...you look at it.

    I also find it hard to integrate in an interior or even use as an accent piece. It looks good in the lobbies of modernists or brutalist buildings and in the original pavilion.
     


  12. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    Of all the iconic modernist furniture, I think the most comfortable is Marcel Breuer's chair. The ergonomics of the Barcelona chair are awkward. You can't put your hands anywhere but on your lap and the angle of incline makes sitting straight-legged a bit robotic or sitting cross-legged a bit immobile.

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  13. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Of all the iconic modernist furniture, I think the most comfortable is Marcel Breuer's chair. The ergonomics of the Barcelona chair are awkward. You can't put your hands anywhere but on your lap and the angle of incline makes sitting straight-legged a bit robotic or sitting cross-legged a bit immobile.

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    Indeed, and it is much more versatile than those Roman generals seatings. Unless you're going full retro, integration or at least interesting contrast with contemporary designs should be a priority.
     


  14. Le Samourai

    Le Samourai Well-Known Member

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  15. BrettChaotix

    BrettChaotix Senior member

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    I bought a Barcelona knockoff and wish I hadn't. The chair was fine at first but the devil is in the details and after a while the poor construction started to show... buttons came loose, stitching began to break, etc...

    I'm another vote for waiting until you've got the money saved to buy the real deal.
     


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