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Chinese reproductions of modern furniture classics

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by emptym, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. thoumas

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  2. Mr Herbert

    Mr Herbert Senior member

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    I grew up with Barcelona chairs, among other designer furniture too numerous to mention, and the repros I've seen at reputable furniture stores in Japan are pale imitations at best, with neither the dimensions nor the finish of the originals. From what I've seen, I would not pay those prices for that inferior quality.

    the office building i once worked in had some lovely barcelonas in brown leather that must have been at least 20 years old. the wear added so much character to them and other than the patina they looked otherwise new...

    time will tell what the repos will look like. i cant imagine the leather is as good quality..
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My experince is that if you move or redecorate you can recoup some of your money reselling licensed classic furniture. But, with the knock-offs there is little or no return.
     
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    My experince is that if you move or redecorate you can recoup some of your money reselling licensed classic furniture. But, with the knock-offs there is little or no return.

    I'm not defending replicas but if your argument against them is out of the above logic, then it makes no sense as the net cash out will always be significantly lower with replicas versus originals, unless of course you overpaid for replicas.
     
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  6. jess123

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    I find that certain websites have great replicas especially on the barcelona chairs
    have you guys looked at regencyshop.com? i have ordered here before and they are the best and the quality is amazing especially on the eames
     
  7. guest

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    i see tolomeos all over now even the giant one.
     
  8. jess123

    jess123 Member

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    i love the barcelona style chair, does anyone know where to get reproductions?
     
  9. arirang

    arirang Well-Known Member

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    ^ I purchased a Barcelona Chair and a bunch of LEM Piston Chairs from eternitymodern.com about 2 years ago, and I am extremely pleased with the quality of the product. They have withstood repeated use.

    (I believe they now refer to the Barcelona as the Pavilion Chair, in case you go looking for it)
     

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