3 Tips For Brighten Up Your Living Room When Having Dark Modern Furniture (I/II)

Having dark furniture is sometimes not an easy task. Placing too many dark elements – like the Togo sofa design in the image below – inside a room may not turn out as well as we thought from the start. If you are dealing with this situation, don’t panic! There are several ways to light up a room and break the monotony of dark space.

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The following tips we are going to share with you today are placed to turn your darkness into a space that is still invigorating, warm, and welcoming. Let’s begin!

  1. Pay attention to drapery and add complementary colors

A great hack to enhance and lighten up your dark furniture is by choosing the right drapery. How? By choosing complementary colors. In this way, you will bounce back to life those brown, black, and darker colors.

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See the effect it creates? The yellow curtains immediately lighting up the living room.

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The Modern Sofa: a Piece Of Furniture With Special Meaning

The main role that the sofa plays in any living room design is no secret to anyone. Much more if there are modern sofas, which vary greatly in designs, colors, sizes, upholstery, finishes, and styles, with those bold characteristics that integrate them to the most current trends and have been popular for a long time.

Without a doubt, it’s the piece of furniture that you’re going to enjoy the most in your home, and it’s usually present in very special moments of your family life when you share with your beloved ones and friends. Who doesn’t remember those family photos that have transcended from generation to generation, in which the whole family appears sitting on the sofa? For some, it’s not only an object that’s transmitted from generation to generation but it’s also like another member of the family.

When you’ve read all this about the symbolic and sentimental value that a mid-century sofa can have, the names of some series such as The Simpsons or Friends came to your mind? This is not strange, considering that the Simpson’s family sofa and the sofa where the protagonists of Friends lived so many moments have remained etched in the minds of the general public and are part of the iconography that characterizes these popular productions. A modern sofa is much more than a piece of furniture: it’s a family heirloom that will be an important part of your life.

2021 Mid-Century Chairs Options For Minimalism Lovers | Tips To Implement Minimalism (II/II)

In the previous blog, we talked about what minimalism is about and why the Womb chair is a good option for minimalist layouts. Now is time to show you a different but yet, classic option. We are talking about the one and only Egg chair

The Egg chair is perhaps the most iconic and eye-catching mid-century chairs of all, so if your goal is to have a remarkable experience but at the same time keeping the simplicity and functionality of minimalism, this may be the option for you. 

The Egg chair has been created with the aim of providing privacy to the user in public spaces, so it is normal to feel a bit isolated and have a sense of tranquility due to the shape of its backrest, which gives it a feeling of an embrace. 

You can find this iconic chair in different materials and colors. Regarding the upholstery, you can find it in leather and fabric, and as for the color, you can find it in red; blue, yellow, and more. Below we have placed an image where you can notice what colors are available in places like Manhattan Home Design.

2021 Mid-Century Chairs Options For Minimalist Lovers | Tips To Implement Minimalism (I/II)

The Womb Chair and more pieces you can select this 2021!

2020 is now a thing of the past… 2021 is welcoming us and we are sure this year is going to be less chaotic and crazy than the previous one. To make sure this is going to happen the best way to ensure it is by creating a harmonious environment that evokes a peaceful and clean vibe. So, what style inspires these features? Yes! Minimalism. 

Minimalism is more than only a style, it is considered as a way of living and a state of mind. According to break the witch, Minimalism is defined as a “design or style in which the simplest and fewest elements are used to create the maximum effect. Minimalism had its origins in the arts”. Having said this, is time to start and showing three mid-century furniture options to create a minimalist style.

The classic Womb Chair

This classic mid-century piece is considered one of the comfiest and stylish chairs of all. Although its structure is very simple, the combination of the ottoman, thick cushions and curved edges make it the perfect companion for any minimalist room. This is also a very versatile piece because it’s able to fit different needs.

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Modernist, Mid Century, or Contemporary? Choose your Style

What’s your style? What make you feel better? If you are about to make some redo, It’s better to know where are your preferences, so you really enjoy your results in the end. Let’s see some basic ideas.

Modernism: The Origin of the Revolution. 

By “Modern” we refer to pieces of furniture developed in the first half of XX Century by the founders of Modernism, a revolutionary movement in Design, Architecture, and Arts.

Le Corbusier, Charles and Ray Eames, The Bauhaus movement, and even the first period of L. Mies van der Rohe can be labeled as Modernism. In this period were established the principles of all renovation movements that came later in the s XX. Remarkable products of this period: the LC5 Sofa Bed (Le Corbusier, the Eames Office Chair (Charles and Ray Eames). Another remarkable set of pieces of the period is the Barcelona Collection  and the Barcelona Chair.

Mid Century Modern: The Marvelous 60s

Mid Century Modern is the moment in the XXth century when several great designers collide in the creation of a solid creative collective. The principles of Modernism of 30 and 40 years ago were taken and updated with the new developments and findings of engineering, architecture and scientific progress. In furniture we can mention remarkable products of this period, such as the Noguchi Table (Isamu Noguchi), the Tulip Table (Eero Sarinen), or the  Freedom Chair (Neils Diffrient)

Contemporary Design: The Present

More than a homogenous category, Contemporary encloses the works of any remarkable live creator, so there aren’t any fixed set of rules or principles. Some names of living and remarkable designers are Stefan Diez or Sato Oki.

In Barcelona Designs you can give yourself the opportunity to enjoy many of these classic and timeless pieces of furniture, like the Barcelona Collection, or the Hans Wegner Shell Chair, for a fraction of the price of one original one.

3 Important Features You Should Know About The LC3 Sofa | Get A Coupon Here! (II/II)

In the previous blog we introduced you to the LC3 sofa upholstery, we mentioned that it was fully covered in aniline leather and explained why is this leather a perfect option for this sofa. Now is time to know about the other two features this sofa has to offer.

  1. The LC3 sofa is filled with high-density foam

Before continuing we must mention that the LC3 sofa is part of the LC Collection where Le Corbusier, together with the other two designers, thought in every details such as the filling of the piece. The sofa is filled with high-density foam, which is considered by many people as a good quality material that allows the user to sit and enjoy a very pleasant and comfy experience.

  1. The LC3 sofa has a gorgeous aesthetic look

This is the last but not the least feature the sofa has. It has implemented a beautiful metal frame in order to show different and eye-catching structure. These organic lines are the perfect complement to match the sofa sophistication.

Now, in order to get it, you can use the code XMAS at Manhattan Home Design and enjoy a 10% discount. 

3 Important Features You Should Know About The LC3 Sofa | Get A Coupon Here! (I/II)

The new year is almost here! We are as excited as you are because we want you to start the year with fresh new vibes. To properly accompany these vibrations it is important that you and your environment are aligned and conditioned, that is why today we want to share one of the pieces most loved by our public; the Le Corbusier Sofa by le Corbusier.

This designer piece has multiple characteristics that will make you adore it in the first instance, here we have placed the main ones, let’s start!

  1. A gorgeous aniline leather 

Note: we must specify that the Le Corbusier sofa we are describing here is a replica from Manhattan Home Design. We have selected this high-end replica because in the final section of the blog you will a surprise! Stay to the end…

The main attraction of the Le Corbusier sofa is the selection of the sofa upholstery. This piece is fully covered with aniline leather, a special skin that is the most natural-looking leather type and is colored with soluble aniline dyes. Because it doesn’t have a pigment-based surface finish, aniline leather is a porous smooth leather. 

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The Flag Halyard Chair: a Precious Piece In Wegner’s Collection

The collection of chairs that make up Hans Wegner’s career includes more than five hundred pieces, many of them astonishing and transcendental, which made him one of the legendary and most remembered figures of the Mid-Century Modern style.

It’s true that this great Danish inspired many of his works in the traditional and normally accepted forms within the concept of “modern chair”, the vast majority of them made of wood, but the Flag Halyard Chair was practically his great exception since it’s a model in which the wood is not included in any measure but which also managed to stand out as one of its most original pieces.

It’s well known that the Hans Wegner Flag Halyard Chair was conceived during a summer afternoon on the beach. When reviewing its design and paying attention to its silhouette, its ergonomic proposal, and the effect that its materials achieve in combination with its extravagant finishes, such as its sheepskin cover, it’s not strange to deduce that these were its origins.

In fact, the designer drew the first sketches of this design in the sand on the beach with a stick. Some products, such as the Manhattan Home Design’s Flag Halyard Chair replica, are made according to the specifications and materials of the original model. It includes a stainless steel frame, with the seat and back woven with a flag line.

This structure unusually breaks with the continuity of the style in the Wegner catalog to offer a more daring piece that pointed in another direction and managed to introduce an original proposal with great success.

The Flag Halyard Chair reproduction is available to any buyer to beautify their modern spaces and provide them with a piece with a luscious and transformative effect that will enhance the properties of the environment in an aesthetic and functional sense.

A Hans Wegner Shell Chair: A Gift for a Guy that has Everything

At least this is what Gear Patrol, a Man Magazine consider about this famous design from the Danish Master.

One of the most recognizable chairs in the world of furniture, the Shell Chair its creation of Hans Wegner one of the most prolific figures of the Scandi and Mid Century Modern trends, that have taken the center stage in the world of furniture since the end of the 1990s. As a matter of fact, he created 300 hundred chairs.

But the Hans Wegner Shell Chair is one of he most outstanding chair in a very outstanding collection by it self. Three- legged, Aerial, with a dynamic silhouette, but with a comfortable and somehow friendly look, the Shell Chair has some pretty arguments at its favor to call it the perfect accent chair. 

In the article, the Shell Chair is considered a “classic design” , “simple and beautiful”.

For inspo, info and great offers in furniture, don’t miss the oportunity in Barcelona Design, the alternative for Mid Century Modern style furniture, with masterpieces like the Barcelona Chair or the Hans Wegner Shell Chair.

Family Friendly Sofas With Different Styles | Get a 10% Of Discount! (I/II)

Get to Know the LC2 sofa, Mario Bellini, and Togo sofa.

Family sofas are very important when you have any type of family, no matter the number of members of the type you have, any type of family deserves to rest on a comfortable and attractive sofa. Typically, there are three things to consider when purchasing a family sofa and we would like to mention them before showing you the products we have selected for you. Let us begin!

The first factor to consider when you are choosing a family sofa is comfort, remember that on the sofa you will spend a lot of time with your loved ones so you must pay attention to proportions and size and it should be able to fit your needs. The second factor to consider is the materials used for upholstery, no matter if is leather or fabric, it should look resistant. The last factor is cushions, they should be thick and soft in order to spend hours on them.

That beign said it’s time to start with the first sofa, the one, and only LC2 sofa.

The LC2 sofa is a classic leather piece made by Le Corbusier and filled with high-density cushions very sophisticated and great for mature families who like modernism.

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