Barcelona Daybed Replica

by eslevy17

Looking for a cheap Barcelona daybed replica? Pick up a reproduction model for sale and enjoy this piece of history at a great price!

The iconic furniture series featured in the Barcelona Pavilion nearly a century ago has endured as a modern classic, found in homes, museums, and other settings all over the world.

Although "authentic" versions of the chair and bed can be extraordinarily expensive, cheaper Barcelona daybed replicas can be found on sale at a fraction of the price, so you can own one of these fabulous pieces in your own home. Pick one up today!

History of the "Authentic" Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Daybed

And is there anything better about the original Barcelona Bed?

The iconic Barcelona Chair and accompanying daybed, stool, and other pieces were designed way back in the late 1920s for the International Exposition of 1929, as modern-day throne room furniture for visiting Spanish royalty in Barcelona, featured in the German Pavilion, as the contribution of the Bauhaus school, by the designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and his newly-recognized production partner Lilly Reich.

That, of course, was a long time ago, and back in the 50s, the design firm Knoll purchased the rights to the trademarked name, making them the exclusive rights holders legally able to sell a product labeled "Barcelona Daybed." And they charge a lot of money for, too, in the range of a few thousand dollars.

Cheap Barcelona Daybed Replicas and Reproductions

Finding a cheap knockoff Barcelona Daybed for sale

Luckily for the less wealth-enhanced citizens of today, the rights to the design itself are expired. That means anyone, anywhere, can build an identical piece and sell it for whatever sale price is appropriate.

Because these cheaper replica versions are not officially allowed to use the trademark name, they often go by the term "Barcelona-style Daybed" or "Exposition Daybed," so they can avoid the issues regarding name ownership while they go about their business.

This means that it's easy to find a cheap Barcelona Daybed replica for a fraction of the price, shipped right to your door, and ready for you to relax in style, literally.

So, where's the best place to find a cheap reproduction for sale? Well, if you don't have a modern design showroom in your neighborhood, your best bet is to buy online from Amazon or eBay. The latter often has cheaper options, but it's good to check both.

Cheap Barcelona Daybed Reproductions on eBay

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Authentic Barcelona Daybed

If you absolutely want the real thing

If you absolutely have to own the real thing, you certainly can. Knoll sells the trademarked version of all Barcelona furniture, stamped with the signature of Mies van der Rohe himself. Except for the minor fact that, originally, the furniture was bolted together rather than built from single, sensuous pieces of metal. So remember that either way, you're not getting the real thing, but that it looks cooler now anyway.

Prepare for sticker shock when shopping for "authentic" versions:

More Barcelona Furniture

Collect them all!

If you're a big fan of the Barcelona furniture design, then the daybed is but one piece of a magnificent set you intend to build. You'll need the chair and ottoman as well, and perhaps the sofa, too.

The first two are available in authentic versions by Knoll, but of course are also available in replica form by a number of manufacturers, testament to the longevity of the product and demand among its fan base to enjoy the classic work of modern design even a century later.

Check out the links below to find cheap Barcelona reproduction furniture of all sorts:

More Barcelona Furniture

Collect them all!
Looking for cheap Barcelona Chairs online? Buy a cheap reproduction Barcelona Chair on sale to get the best price, and enjoy this modern classic at a bargain.
Love the Barcelona furniture, but don't have millions to spend? Pick up a cheap Barcelona Couch reproduction today!
If you're one of the many fans of modern furniture, check out the options for cheap Barcelona ottoman reproductions and replicas and pick one up today!
Updated: 08/24/2012, eslevy17
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