Eames Lounge Chair and 5 Best Mid-Century Modern Black Friday Deals

Have you seen the calendar? The time of the year when you can get all the pieces you wish for your indoors at low prices is almost here. As you may know, Black Friday is arriving at all stores in the blink of an eye and we are ready to show what we’ll be offering during this edition, including a fantastic deal on our bestselling Eames Lounge Chair

To help you get your wish list done before all the discounts break in your device, we decided to give you a hand by telling you about our top 5 mid-century Modern pieces on sale in our store next Black Friday.  

Don’t Fall Behind and Go Mid-Century Modern

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In the middle of the last era (the 1950s) this design style was born to stay and stand on the current new millennium. 

Refined and indispensable, mid-century modern (MCM) designs are here to blend the solidity of architecture, the elegance of natural resources and the contrast of minimalism within the four concrete (or wood) walls that you may call home, office, etc.

If the vision of your perfect place reassembles commodity, looks, and functionality then, you have come to the right place, because MCM pieces are the ones missing in that cart.

The best part is, that there’s still plenty of time to make space for some good offers that next November 29th is bringing on MCM goods. 

Let’s now take a look at our MCM furniture pieces going on super sale this Black Friday!

What Are the Best Deal for this Black Friday?

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman 

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Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is the top of tops of our Mid-Century Lounge Chair category. This piece, our greatest bestseller and one of the most famous among design enthusiasts, couldn’t miss a spot in this blog. 

Designers, Charles and Ray Eames, created this spectacular modern style chair that was meant to be comfortable and durable. Perhaps, it did not fail its goal.

During the next Black Friday in Manhattan Home Design, one of our favorite small businesses, you’ll find our Eames Lounge chair Vitra replica craft with your choice of top-grain-eco premium Italian leather, high-density cushions, and imported veneers on super sale. 

Is it okay to get a replica?

Well, let us tell you that our version is not even an inch far from the original. The veneer of the chair features 7 ply’s of cross-grained engineered wood and is kiln-dried to prevent warping or cracking. Its cushions are removable and have silicone shock mounts underneath the arm to provide flexibility and longevity. 

Nearly, no discernible difference between our replica and the original design, don’t you think? 

Well, let’s be honest, there is indeed a big difference between our replica and the original piece and that is… the price! 

Get it for a lower than the original price without losing the quality factor, only in our store. 

Womb Chair & Ottoman

The Eero Saarinen creation is one of the most wanted furniture of the era. For those who dreamed about taking a nap or reading a book sitting in it, this time will come with the chance to finally get one. 

This ultimate designer fiberglass is a must-have to style your living room, office or bedroom. Perhaps, famous all-sides-chair is gonna be available at MHD during Black Friday. And, also at stores like Barcelona Designs. 

Indeed, the guys at Barcelona Designs produce quality, true-to-design replicas of the Womb Chair & Ottoman, and tho’ the color palette isn’t as broad as in different makers, the colors evoke the initial style designed by Saarinen.  

The version is shipped assembled to home as sports a similar size and fine arts specifications of the initial Saarinen product. The upholstery is premium boucle fabric (just like the real one) and includes the iconic premium-grade fiberglass.

Don’t miss the chance for a -%75 off. 

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Tulip Tables

It does not matter if you’re building a dining room, designing an office or decorating a living room, MCM Tulip Tables are the perfect fit. 

Get creative by adding iconic tulip form tables interpreted in our store as faithful replicas of the Eero Saarinen vanguardist creation. 

Oh, alright, but there are several. Which one should I pick? 

Well, after swimming among our reproductions of this stylish table, we stumbled upon the Tulip 28″ Square Wood Top Dining Table, one of the most creative versions thanks to its squared not-so-conventional shape. 

This Tulip Table that rests upon a heavy molded aluminum cast base that’s connected to a threaded rod, can function as the modern trace in any room. As a final touch, it features a Wood Top with transparent polyester coating and lacquered with a scratch and chip-resistant finish, which makes it a refined high-quality choice. 

If chic and restful sounds appealing to you, this little designer table is the right thing to buy among furniture on sale this Black Friday. 

Extra: How can you nail the mid-century modern style on your interior design?

Before we go to the final two. Let’s review a few simple tips to nail the mid-mod style if you decide to go for one or more of these pieces on Black Friday. 

Use textures in the room

Using different fabrics on an MCM design is essential to achieve an amazing look. One of the most popular types of fabrics during this era was and still is the Velvet. Go play around with it and mixed it with other different fabrics!

Get the nature on

Today’s all about natural decorating, that’s why biophilic design is gonna be the ultimate trend of 2020. Include modern planters to match MCM furniture all over tables and sideboards and join the bio-club!

High-quality is always MCM In

Mid-century modern style is usually associated with fancy places like Palm Springs and you will not find a Palm Springs home with bad furniture. If you want the place to look like a mid-century modern paradise, make sure that the furniture will stand the test of time.

Finn Juhl 1955 Sideboard 

Contrasting cold steel with vibrant colors and a natural wood frame, our Juhl replica is modeled after the classic Danish modern style with brilliantly simple metal imprints. Expertly manufactured with a veneered frame in walnut, the version is positioned on a hand-burnished steel frame with wooden feet. 

Our Finn Juhl 1955 Sideboard, its powder-coated chrome steel base incorporates solid walnut wood dowel pin legs to produce a durable foundation that holds the whole structure. This version, just like the original, features 2 easy-glide slippery doors which open up 2 compartments, one open and another 2 adjustable shelves, finished by six stylish drawers painted with Goethe’s color chart in a very harmonious cohesion. 

In resume, thanks to its versatility, clean lines, sleek design and plenty of storage, this Finn Juhl is a can’t-miss-offer during the next furniture on sale this Black Friday!

Arco Lamp

Any MCM room needs the right amount of lighting to break the jaws of future visitors. That’s why Arco Lamps exists. 

Even without going full-on mid-century modern, Arco Lamps will always be the top-of-notch for any type of room. Indeed, this is one of the most known and popular lighting pieces in the market, found at several places that go from fancy lobbies and mansions to aunt Sarah’s house. 

This Arco Lamp Replica honors the gorgeous mid-century modern design by Castiglioni. This replica features an Italian Carrara marble Base, beveled corners, and a stainless steel arch that’s crowned by a gorgeous aluminum hood.

Wouldn’t it be the top of the cherry?

Go get it here during Black Friday!

Alright, we finish our 5 mid century modern furniture on sale picks. Make sure to check out our early offers on the site. If you didn’t find what you were looking for on this list, do not worry! These are only five out of tons of designer articles that will be on super sale on November 29th in Manhattan Home Design, one of the fastest-growing companies in America. By now, we hoped we helped get ideas for your decoration cart.   

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Which ones are you adding to the list?

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Eames Office Chair and how to choose the best Office Chair

With the amount of time we all spend sitting in our office chairs, it’s important we choose an office chair that is well-designed, safe, and comfortable. The first modern office chairs like the Eames office chair set the bases of ergonomics that all office furniture will follow afterward. The good news is that there are hundreds of ergonomic office chairs that follow this design. The bad news is that you have to choose between hundreds of office chairs.

Choosing the right office chair can impact your life tremendously. Just think that you’ll spend the better part of your days glued to the office chair you choose. It might not seem important, but choosing the wrong office chair can result in detrimental consequences for you, your productivity and your health. Choose wrong and you will suffer all sorts of health issues like backaches, take more days off work, low efficiency, and large medical bills. 

That’s where we stores like Barcelona Designs and Manhattan Home Design, a small business in NYC and one of the fastest-growing companies in America, come in.

In this article, we’ll explore all the features of the Eames office chair,  a classic office chair that’s remained popular since 1958, to help you determine which office chair is best for you. 

Eames Office Chair

In addition to avoiding a great number of health-related issues, which should be of enough relevance, there are more benefits to having a good office chair. Research has shown that users who are happier are also more productive and help make a work environment healthier, more positive. In terms of performance and productivity, having the best office chair can reduce the number of breaks you need to take due to being uncomfortable. You still need to take breaks regularly, though.

If you’re a business owner, and you’re wondering why you should invest in choosing the best office chair for you, here are a few more reasons:

  • Creating a more productive office environment: Furnishing your office with ergonomic office chairs will encourage more effective teamwork. Team members sitting in an office chair like the Eames office chair will be able to focus more easily without any distractions from discomfort.
  • Encouraging Good Posture: When you’re sitting in an office chair that was poorly designed, you’ll be slouching and sitting in awkward positions in no time, trying to find a way to be more comfortable. Poor posture not only contributes to poor health but also affects your office culture and team members. The best office chairs will encourage better posture in your team and reduce health costs.
  • Rewarding Your Team: Studies show that 86% of office workers say their office chair makes the uncomfortable, and over half wish they could change for a better chair. Your staff wants to feel comfortable and happier at work. One way you can reward your staff and show them how much you appreciate them is making their health a priority. Investing in a good and comfortable office chair shows you, and the company, care.

What To Look For In An Office Chair?

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Now that you’ve decided to invest in a good office chair, there are a number of features that every great office chair like the Eames office chair should have. Most people ask these questions about office chairs features, including:

What’s the right seat height in an office chair?

Truth is, that the right seat height in an office chair will depend on your height, or at least of the person using the chair. A seat height that goes from 16 to 21 inches off the floor should work for almost everyone. Seat height is something that should be easy to adjust in any office chair. This setting allows you to keep your feet flat on the floor, your thighs horizontal and your arms even with the height of the desk or table in front of you.

Most office chairs control their height relative to the floor with pneumatic seat height adjustment feature, like the Eames office chair. Properly adjusted, the right seat height will provide you with optimal, balanced support for your lower back, your buttocks, and thighs. This posture will also improve the blood circulation to your feet and relieve all the pressure points behind your knees.

Are seat width and depth important?

Yes, the seat width and depth of an office chair are certainly important for your comfort. Any office chair seat should have enough width and depth to support anybody comfortably. The standard width for an office chair ranges from about 17 to 20 inches wide. The seat depth (that is, the measure from the front to the back of the seat) also needs to be large enough so that you can sit with your back against the backrest of your office chair with 2 to 4 inches between the back of your knees and the seat of the chair, approximately. If any of these two are lacking, you’ll end up feeling like you’re hanging from your chair, definitely uncomfortable.

Properly adjusted, the seat depth of your office chair will provide you more back support and distribute your body weight evenly across the seat. This way, all the pressure will be alleviated at the ischial tuberosities (that’s where your pelvis contacts the seat) as well as at the knee joints.

Why do you need lumbar support?

Lumbar support, or lower back support, is crucial in a good office chair. Your lumbar spine has an inward curve that flattens when you’re sitting for long periods without the proper support, especially when you’re slouching. Not having the right lumbar support also weakens the structures in your lower spine. The best office chairs have a lumbar adjustment feature so you can get the proper fit and support for that inward curve of your lower back and keep a good, healthy posture for hours.

What’s the right backrest for an office chair?

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The backrest of your office chair should be able to support the natural curve of your spine paying special attention to provide the right proper support to your lumbar region. To do this, the backrest of your office chair should be about 12 to 19 inches wide.

In cases where the seat and backrest are together as one piece, like in the Eames office chair, this backrest should be adjustable in the angles that go forward and backward, especially with a locking mechanism that prevents the backrest from going too far backward once you’ve determined the right angle.

What’s the best seat material?

Your office chair should be made of a material with enough padding so you can sit comfortably for extended periods of time. Having a back and seat made of a material that breathes is more preferable to a harder surface. The Eames office chair, for example, has a heat embossed unique design that is three times more durable and offers a superior airflow.

What’s Next

Hopefully, finding the best office chair for you should be easier now that you’ve read this guide. The most important thing to remember is that the best office chair is comfortable and prevents any strain and injury while encouraging good posture. That way, you’ll be on the right track to having a happy, healthy, and productive workday.

Do you have a favorite office chair you want to share? Any other feature that is important for you? Let us and other readers know using the comments below!

5 Snug Lounge Chairs Your Dad Will Want to Sit on

Ever since the mid-century modern design movement, every home in America has the non-optional living room recliner, the Dad Chair. Certainly, if a man’s home is his castle, this particular chair is his throne. I can easily picture my own dad drinking awful, face-twisting whiskey or a cold beer while watching sports on TV.

There are no formal criteria for a Dad Chair but most share a few things in common. Substantial tall backs, wide armrests, comfortable upholstery, rugged looks, even an ottoman to stretch the legs.

We thought there are few lounge chairs that embrace this concept and we’ve decided to curate a collection of 5 chairs that would make any Dad proud.

5 Snug Lounge Chairs Your Dad Will Want to Sit on

Eames Lounge Chair

Few designs say Dad Chair more than the classic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman. The nice high back, the angled headrest, the back and seat both comfortably padded, the leather upholstery. There’s a reason why this is our favorite lounge chair and we bet your dad will love it, too.

Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair

The clean lines and elegance of Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair have endured since its original design in 1929. The Barcelona Chair might be the perfect Dad chair for his office. It has been the epitome in style and comfort for half a century. Why? Because it’s minimalistic, with a simple design and it works in almost any size and style of a room. 

Saarinen’s Womb Chairh

History tells us that Saarinen’s Womb Chair was born after the famous designer Florence Knoll challenged Saarinen to design a chair she “could curl up in, like a basket of pillows.”

Don’t know about you but we think the result embodies that description. Saarinen’s Womb Chair consists of a molded fiberglass shell covered in foam. The cushions on the ottoman, seat, and back are separate pieces, all great for curling up in.

A pair of Womb Chairs are also great for a relaxed conversation with your dad. We know we all have had the need to have some serious conversations with our dads in one point or another.

Wegner’s Papa Bear Chair

What could be a better name for a Dad chair than “The Papa Bear”? This wonderful design by Hans Wegner is as classic as it is comfortable. 

The particular name of this chair comes from a critic that referred to its armrests as ‘great bear paws embracing you from behind’. And if we’re lucky, we get to experience the same feeling from a Dad’s hug. Hopefully less creepy than that sounds. The Papa Bear Chair has been one of the most popular Wegner designs of all.

Wegner’s Flag Halyard Chair

Despite appearances, the Wegner’s Flagyard Chair is surprisingly comfortable. This particular lounge chair is built on a reliable frame made of solid stainless steel, while the seat and back are made of 240 meters specially developed flag line. Add a longhaired sheepskin to soften the industrial sharpness of the steel, and you’ve got yourself a lounge chair that constitutes ultimate and luxurious relaxation!

The Flagyard Chair was originally designed on a hot summer afternoon. While Wegner’s kids were playing in the shallow waters along the beach, the furniture designer was digging himself into the sand building a comfortable chair to enjoy the holidays. Back in the summerhouse, Wegner made the first sketches using the seating angles that he had conceived on the beach. How about that for a Dad Chair?

So there you have, 5 fantastic lounge chairs your dad will love. Did we miss one? Have one to add to the list? Let us know in the comments below.

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QUIZ: Do you know what Modern Chair are you?

Eames Lounge Chair, Barcelona Chair, Saarinen Ball Chair… Which mid-century modern chair are you? Take a seat for a little fun! Or even better, take a seat that has your name written all over it. For this article, we rounded up some of the most iconic chairs of mid-century modern design and the types of personalities that go along with each iconic chair.

Just keep on reading, find your favorite mid-century modern chair and discover what that particular choice might tell you about yourself!

Eames Lounge Chair

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If your favorite chair is the Eames Lounge Chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames, what does that say about you? Well, it says that you’re a classic type of person. You’re sophisticated and a little laid-back, which doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t get things done. You’re a hard worker, most likely in a creative field that requires lots of thought. Like the Eames Lounge Chair, you’re stylish but not too flashy and you can fit in almost any sort of room, home or office. Your friends love you because you always go with the flow and rarely complain.

Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Chair

If your favorite chair is the Barcelona chair originally designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, you are the kind of person who has a refined style that’s bold but not overly in-your-face. You love sleek lines and simple color schemes like white and black. Some people might say that you have expensive tastes but your friends know that you have a finer appreciation of things in your life.

Hans Wegner Elbow Chair

If your favorite mid-century modern chair is the less known Elbow Chair, originally designed by Hans Wegner, you might be a presidential candidate. This chair is famous for being in the first televised Presidential debate between Kennedy and Nixon, in which both we seating (respectively). You are generally even-keeled, even when you’re running on just a few hours of sleep. You an organized, tidy person who is always on time. Like this chair, you’re easygoing, because you never overbook yourself. You love things to go your way but rarely complain when they don’t.

Eames Dowel Leg Armchair

If your favorite mid-century modern chair is the Eames Dowel Leg Armchair, originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames, that means you’re definitely quirky. You are creative, artistic, colorful and a bit playful at times. You probably work in a creative position or have several interesting hobbies and side projects going at a time. You are the kind of person who loves artistic pursuits, and you’re famous for having your own particular idea of fun.

Philippe Starck Ghost Chair

You’re a free-thinking lover of life who likes wild parties if you love the Ghost Chair designed by Philippe Starck. You are the sort of person with a particular personality and someone who is not afraid to show it and let it shine. Among your friends, you’re a leader and always on the cutting edge. Some people might say there’s an air of mystery surrounding you, and that’s precisely how you like it.

Eero Saarinen Tulip Chair

If your choice between the mid-century modern designs is the iconic Tulip Chair designed by Eero Saarinen, you are certainly productive and creative. Whenever there are moments of chaos and turmoil, you stand for the voice of clarity and reason, always. Your desk is immaculate, and you’ve got a journal and a spreadsheet for organizing all aspects of your life.

Le Corbusier LC2 chair

If you chose the LC2 Chair by design rockstar Le Corbusier, you’re bold and confident. You’re the kind of person who likes to get things done in a very straightforward way. You simply can’t procrastinate, show up late or lose anything. “Overdressed” is not in your dictionary, even for casual Fridays. You’re always up-to-date on news — even what’s going on overseas — and have a steady hand on your finances.

Eames Molded Plywood Chair

If your favorite chair is the Molded Plywood Chair by Charles and Ray Eames, you’re definitely very handy around the house. You are the sort of person who always is good at building things with your hands. You love woodworking and truly appreciate fine craftsmanship. You appreciate the beauty in products that serve a simple function. You’re not fake, you rarely lie, and you can always be depended on to keep a secret.

Do you agree with our list? Did we miss any other mid-century modern famous chair? Let us know in the comments below!

5 Lounge Chairs That Work Magic in Small Apartments

We definitely love mid-century modern lounge chairs. They use less space than a sofa, but they feel roomier than a regular chair. Lounge Chairs are tasteful, elegant and sculptural. Lounge chairs like the Eames Lounge Chair can be the cornerstone of a reading nook as well as the perfect piece to fill dead spaces.

When it comes to decorating a small apartment trying to fit a lounge chair feel like an impossible puzzle. The room mustn’t feel cramped, look chaotic or cluttered. All without compromising style and personality. But as impossible as it might seem, you can have a small apartment that looks stylish and unique. Whether you’re starting out in a studio apartment or just want to lead a minimalist lifestyle, you don’t need to sacrifice style. 

We’ve gathered our favorite lounge chairs for decorating small apartments to help you style your own hobbit-hole. Here are 3 examples of the right lounge chairs for the job.

Eames Lounge Chair

As difficult as it can be to imagine this chair in a small apartment, we’re here to tell you we’ve seen it happen. The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames has become a mid-century modern icon. We love this chair because it doesn’t simply embody the typical aesthetic characteristics of its design style but it has something that many mid-century modern pieces lack: comfort. This extraordinary combination of molded plywood and leather upholstery make this chair timeless.

Barcelona Chair

The Barcelona Chair needs little in the way of introduction. This iconic lounge chair is one of the most iconic and celebrated mid-century modern designs. Originally designed by  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the Barcelona Chair seems to us as beautiful as if it has existed forever.

Even after almost  90 years of its release, the Barcelona chair, rather than losing its appeal, has become one of the few enduring monoliths from the mid-century modernist period.  And if that’s not enough, the Barcelona Chair is also one of the oldest surviving Bauhaus designs that you can still find as a brand new object in many stores today. Decorating a small apartment with this chair shouldn’t be that hard, either.

Womb Chair

When Florence Knoll asked her architect and designer friend Eero Saarinen in 1948 to come up with a chair “like a great big basket of pillows, that I can curl up in”, she probably didn’t know the result was going to be an iconic design that pretty much brought her words to life in uncompromising style. Eero Saarinen’s Womb Chair, like many of his lasting furniture pieces, has grown into a famous and loved décor addition to any modern space. But is it appropriate for a small apartment?

Available in three different sizes and in a multitude of color, the Womb Chair is pure and unadulterated seating ecstasy. It also comes with a matching ottoman, if you want more comfort. The Womb Chair is a seating option which instantly tempts you to curl and take refuge in its enveloping form. With all these available options, the Womb Chair is ideal for small spaces, place it into a corner and it will instantly become a quiet reading nook.

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5 Perfect Chairs for Reading

“Libraries: The medicine chest of the soul,” says on the inscription above the door at the legendary Library at Thebes. With all of the technology we have, sometimes we forget the greatest resource we have to take us far away, teach us, ignite our imaginations and keep us company: reading.

Hear me out, I’ve got nothing against sofas or daybeds or even a chaise. But when it comes to sitting down and read for hours and hours, I can think of a better option that a lounge chair.

Lounge Chairs make great reading chairs because most of them are soft, but still supportive and big enough to move around, but small enough to make you feel like you’re surrounded. They come in all shapes and colors and textures and can fit in all different rooms.

Here are some great lounge chairs that are perfect chairs for reading:

The Eames Lounge Chair

Of course, we began our list with our favorite lounge chair: the Eames Lounge Chair! This chair is absolutely guaranteed to make any mid-century modern design lovers sigh. It’s just so comfortable and so iconic!

The Womb Chair

The Womb Chair is our second favorite lounge chair for reading. This iconic chair by Eero Saarinen is loved by so many people around the world and highly praised for the sense of safety that it can convey. 

Paired this chair with an ottoman and a good book, and you might even fall asleep on it after hours of reading and your back won’t feel the slightest discomfort.

CH25 Lounge Chair 

What about reading outdoors? This Lounge chair by mid-century modern design genius, Hans J. Wegner it’s not only comfortable but ideal to read the latest best-seller on the beach or on your deck while getting some well-reserved summer sun. 

Eames Rar Rocking Chair

My favorite memories of reading involved story-time with my dad. Every night we’d on our favorite rocking chair while he’d read me my favorite stories. This nocturnal ritual was very important to me as a child. It helped me develop a love of reading at a young age and inspired me to become a writer as an adult.

I’ve found that having a special place to read together – a place that becomes your ‘reading chair’ – helps to build anticipation most effectively. My favorite for this is the Eames RAR Rocking Chair. Great color, great lines, and it looks amazing even when you’re not using it.

Barcelona Chair

I know. I know. The Barcelona Chair by Mies Van Der Rohe looks nothing like you would expect from a reading chair. But hear me out: reading in the office! 

The Barcelona Chair is perfect to look professional, elegant and stylish while waiting for an appointment while reading the latest issue of Entrepreneur or The Wall Street Journal. And There’s something about Mies… especially the Barcelona chairs. Though they’re not perfect for really curling up while reading their angles are still inviting, especially with a footrest added in.

So, there you have it! 5 perfect chairs for reading. Did we miss any of your favorites? Any particular chair that brings you fond memories of reading? Let us know in the comments below!