Manhattan Home Design Reviews | Womb Chair and Ottoman: A Powerful Combo for Dynamic Spaces

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | Finding furniture that works for home decorating and efficient furnishing purposes can be somewhat of a difficult task, so you may end up wasting a lot of resources and time in the search for a perfect fit for your living room AND wallet. One of the best options for more effective quality/price furnishing is to get a furniture combo that fits your economic, fashion, and seating needs! In this entry of Manhattan Home Design Reviews, we take a quick look at what the Womb Chair And Ottoman combo is and why you should strongly consider getting them

Some features of the Womb Chair and Ottoman

This chair is 100% faithful to the original design by Eero Saarinen, same shape, same material quality, and same craft. With high-density memory foam that guarantees a luxurious feeling of premium quality. The steel frame is fundamental to any chair, and this Womb Chair has a polished #304 stainless steel rod base with a beautiful chrome finish for that magical sophisticated sensation that is also resistant to chipping.

Has a fiberglass shell that allows its interesting form (that brings that unique atmosphere). It is important to highlight the non-marking floor protective pads included in the package that are fundamental to preserve your floor and not leave any scratches (especially if you have wood floors!)

Womb chair and ottoman
Womb Chair and Ottoman – Red Chenille

But is it easy to assemble the Womb Chair and Ottoman?

Yes! you can easily proceed with the assembling of the Womb Chair in little over 8 minutes of work. Simple and without hassle

Let’s talk about the style of design

This chair was originally conceived at the request of Florence Knoll, she asked for a Chair where you could feel the warmth and position yourself in various ways and still be comfortable, so Saarinen went and designed this masterpiece, and hence, got the name that may throw off people a little bit at first

What style is it?

The Womb Chair and Ottoman belong to the modernist wave of design. You can place the chair along with the ottoman in your room to really give it the main vibe of a modernist-inspired room. Don’t underestimate the power that a single furniture duo can give your layouts. It is also important to say that this combo comes in a wide variety of colors and materials, this time we focused on the red chenille presentation

And there you have it, after this quick rundown of the features and everything the Womb chair and ottoman combo can give you, you should have a pretty good opinion on it and why you should strongly consider it for your setups. Be sure to check out our other articles

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | Barcelona Loveseat – A lovely piece full of flexibility

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | Loveseat is such a beautiful word that can transmit kindness and comfort by combining two already warm words, “Love” and “Seat”. Loveseats are another way to call two-seater sofas, originally got that name from the idea that a couple can share it, sitting very close together, of course, that’s not exactly the case if you’re single or live with family, because, despite the name, loveseats are for everyone and anyone looking to achieve a home layout that looks and feels like a dream, making the most out of the room available. In this entry of Manhattan Home Design Reviews, we take a look at one of the masterpieces of the modern world, the always stylish Barcelona Loveseat

Barcelona Loveseat
Barcelona Loveseat – White leather

Why the Barcelona Loveseat?

For specific backgrounds and rooms, you may just need to furnish and decorate by using tools that maximize the impact by using less space, so it is a better option to place a two-seater instead of a three-seater sofa so you can make the most out of the available space you have. And it is a great way to complete a living room aiming to be sleek and recognizable minimalist layout

What are the features of the Barcelona Loveseat?

At this point, stainless steel is a must-have in all your furniture, and the Barcelona Loveseat is no exception, featuring a sturdy steel frame for nice support and great looks. The contemporary elegance that comes with the premium leather of the Barcelona Loveseat is unmatched and will, without a doubt, be a magnet for the eyes. It is filled with high-quality padded upholstery to ensure great comfort, designed to last several generations, and be an integral part of any decorating style.

With 26 inches of Height, 51.2 inches of width, and 27.6 inches of depth, you can see the Barcelona Loveseat has the perfect dimensions if you want to place it in a compact room and don’t wanna overshadow the rest of it. Never underestimate the influence and versatility of modernist furniture in your rooms!

It is an iconic piece!

Yes, being designed by Mies Van der Rohe, the Barcelona Loveseat has that signature of design that distinguishes itself from other types of designer furniture. Delicately crafted to be one of the referential pieces of any living room. A famous piece with an even more famous background, that you will surely appreciate

After this quick rundown of features and characteristics, it is safe to say that the Barcelona Loveseat represents a safe alternative to larger sofas, without sacrificing any of the style and decorative power they offer.

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Manhattan Home Design Reviews | Barcelona Bench: A Design Tool with Unlimited Potential

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | One of the truly beautiful things about the world of home designing, decorating, and furniture in general, is the fact that creativity and innovation are welcomed with open arms, this way, designers are given a free pass to experiment with different kinds of furniture in order to find more ways to decorate and furnish bedrooms, living rooms, and spaces in general, to be improved in a certain way. In today’s entry of Manhattan Home Design Reviews, we take a look at the underrated but highly useful, Barcelona Bench! A tool you may not know much about yet, but definitely will want to try out!

A bench? really?

Yes! This bench is an amazing piece of furniture that not only serves as an actual piece you can sit on but also works as an outstanding tool you might want to use in places where a chair wouldn’t fit (for lack of room, for example)

Barcelona Bench
Barcelona Bench three-seater

Where can I place a Barcelona Bench?

Basically everywhere – One of the most acclaimed features the Barcelona bench has is its adaptability and versatility of places you can put it. You can place the Barcelona Bench behind a sofa for more seating or for display reasons. You can place it in a hallway along some wall decor so it doesn’t feel so empty. It does wonders when placed in front of your bed as you can place anything on it (really useful). Honestly, the possibilities are limitless, heck, you can place it in your backyard and it would probably look good too!

So it is safe to say that finding a place to put it won’t be the issue, but rather choosing the ideal design decision for your needs and likes

Some technical features of the Barcelona Bench

As you can see, it is of quite large proportions – with a height of 14.9″, a width of 19” and an overall length of 71″, it is what you would expect from a quality three-seater bench

The design and the mind behind it

A substantial three-seater bench with ample padding and distinguishable lace tufts. The outside is covered in gorgeous, authentic Italian leather, and leather is also utilized in the fastenings that are wrapped around the frame. The seating has an all-over asymmetrical webbing pattern. A German-American architect from the 20th century, Mies van der Rowe started his work at the tender age of 15. After World War I, when he assisted in leading the modernist movement in art and architecture, his work attained widespread recognition. After years of studying and developing further, he created his Barcelona Collection, and the rest is history

After this quick run-down of the facts and a brief history of the Barcelona Bench, it is safe to say that it is one of the finest pieces of furniture you can get right now! Be sure to check out our other articles

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | Be Different with the Unique Egg Chair

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | In the search for the most elegant and professional design for our layouts, there’s the chance to lose track of what we consider important and just focus on what the most expensive and critically acclaimed pieces are, for example, you can like one specific table for your room, but the most famous one is there, really tempting you! It is fundamental to set up your designs and layouts with a clear objective in mind and with a focus on your likes, after all, you will be seeing them daily. Today, in this entry of Manhattan Home Design Reviews, we take a look at a peculiar-looking chair, the Egg Chair – Yes, you read that right

What is the Egg chair?

This funny-looking piece was originally designed by the Danish mastermind, Arne Jacobsen himself in 1958 as part of a commissioned work by the Scandinavian Airlines System (a.k.a SAS) Royal Copenhagen Hotel, located in Denmark, and now more than 60 years after its creation, it is still a very influential piece and one of Jacobsen’s finest

Egg chair

It is surprisingly comfortable

Despite what you may think after seeing it for the first time, yes, the Egg Chair is pretty much comfortable and capable of holding out sessions of book reading, binge-watching your favorite shows, and even enjoying a little snack while having a chat. While it is not recommended to have a long sleep on it, you can be sure about its interesting design not making it uncomfortable in the slightest 

The interesting shape of the Egg Chair

As you can appreciate, the main thing going for the Egg Chair is, without a doubt, its unique and compelling design that will catch anyone’s eyes. It is a piece with a distinctive personality and will massively improve the atmosphere of any of your layouts. One thing worth highlighting about it is that many people find this particular design to be funny and joyful (that being the main reason they got it) without touching the realm of goofy clowny furniture, which is a commendable feature

Technical features

With a seat height of 14.9 inches and a complete height of 43 inches, it is a fairly large chair that you should think twice before putting it in a smaller space. It is available in a wide variety of colors like antique brown, tan, red, yellow, burgundy, and of course, black. Comes in two upholstery options, fabric, and leather, so there are a lot of options to choose from depending on your desired outcome. And we cannot forget to mention that it also features a 360-degree swivel for increased mobility and a little bit of practicality

To conclude this mini-review, we can 100% say that this amazing chair is a fantastic choice that you will not regret

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Manhattan Home Design Reviews | The Barcelona Ottoman | A powerful piece of furniture you need

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | The world of furniture has a lot of surprises in store, waiting for you to discover them and put them to good use! One of those kinds of pieces are the ottomans, a quite useful and practical piece with antique origins back to the ottoman empire. They can be large, with the capacity to store things like linen or magazines and be placed more centered in the room, or smaller and be intended to be used primarily as a footrest to complement an armchair or chair. Today, in this entry of Manhattan Home Design Reviews, we will be sharing more insight, specifically on the Barcelona Ottoman and its features

The Barcelona ottoman is a design originally conceived by the great Mies van der Rohe back in 1929 and first shown in the German Pavilion at the International Exposition in Barcelona that same year. 

It is certainly a simple, but effective design that follows the same principle as its creator “less is more”

Barcelona Ottoman

Let’s talk about the features

The Barcelona Ottoman consists of a chromed resilient urethane foam and with a down-like dacron polyester fiberfill stainless steel frame in a very elegantly shaped curved X as the legs, and the cushions are upholstered in premium grade leather and filled with resilient urethane foam and with down-like dacron polyester fiberfill. As we said, it is very simple, but does its job flawlessly and with elegance

What could you use the Barcelona Ottoman for?

Honestly, a lot of things really, and that is such a great thing about the ottomans, their versatility, and adaptability. While you could put your feet on the table, it is not recommendable nor the intended use – On the other side, you can 100% place your feet on the ottoman to serve as an elegant footrest AND as a kind of small table to place other things on it, be it a smartphone, a magazine, keys, etc. You can also combine it with any other sofa, armchair, or chair to increase your comfort and resting time efficiently and maybe enjoy even more whatever you’re doing while at it! The practicality of this piece of furniture is something to never underestimate

More technical features

With an overall height of 17 inches and an overall width of 24 inches, the Barcelona ottoman has a very standard set of dimensions to ensure its use with most kinds of armchairs, sofas, and chairs

The Barcelona ottoman is, without a doubt, worthy of kings and queens, but available to everyone at Manhattan Home designs! Be sure to check out our other articles

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | The Florence Knoll Sofa: A Great Gem for Mid-Century Modern Fans

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | When talking about specific kinds of styles in furniture, it is important, in terms of knowledge, to know about the different representative pieces of said styles! Be it Baroque, Art Deco, Bauhaus, or many other ones. In this particular entry, we at Manhattan Home Design Reviews decided to take a closer look at one of the gems of the Mid-century modern style, we are talking about the magnificent Florence Knoll Sofa, a timeless piece that is still to this day, as striking and influential as the day it was first crafted.

Today we will take a look at its characteristics and features, and you will see why you should definitely get one of the gems of the mid-century modern style!

Originally designed in 1956 by one of the most influential women in architecture, Florence Knoll, the Florence Knoll sofa was Knoll’s take on three-seater furniture for living rooms and layouts looking for a sophisticated and comfortable experience that leaves users satisfied

Florence Knoll Sofa

As you can see, being a three-seater sofa, it has plenty of sitting space for a quick chat with friends or family while sharing a cup of coffee or watching tv, so it is a pretty decent choice for a family household

But what if I have children or pets in my house? No problem, because the Florence Knoll Sofa replica is made with high-quality and highly resistant leather to ensure its safety and enjoyment.

It is worth adding that in case of any unexpected high damage to the seat and back cushions, they are removable with zippers and also fireproof – It is a safe option for households

Let’s talk about the crafting process

Manhattan Home Designs follow the same crafting process and materials as the original design back then in 1956 – This is done to ensure the most authentic replica representation possible and to not alter anything from the original one.

What about the aesthetic?

This is one of the main reasons to get one – The Florence Knoll Sofa perfectly encapsulates the design philosophy of the whole mid-century modern wave, from its smooth surfaces with the exact number of curves and shapes, ideal colors to match the era, to the vibe and atmosphere it gives to any room lucky enough to have one. If you are a fan of the mcm style, this is a very recommendable sofa

It is also worth noting that it comes with a 10-year warranty and if case you were wondering, there’s no assembly required

And there you have it, a quick recap of the Florence Knoll Sofa and why it is considered a gem. Be sure to check out our other articles

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | Halifax Chair – A sober and professional piece for your setup

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | In today’s landscape, there are a lot of great options for the avid home decor fanatic. But because there are so many, it can sometimes be overwhelming if you don’t have the correct objective and path in mind! Let’s take a home office, for example, it is recommended that you furnish it with more severe and professional-looking pieces so you won’t get distracted, then, you should avoid more “funky” pieces. One of those severe pieces is what we are taking a look at today at Manhattan Home Design Reviews – A chair suitable for professional spaces, and more homely layouts, we are talking about the Halifax Chair, one of the different choices available in the market today, that you should strongly consider for your layouts

Halifax Chair

Why choose the Halifax Chair? well, let’s take a look at the following features – Starting with the most apparent one

Industrial and professional vibe

One of the first things people notice when entering a room, is the vibe, and what are the vibe-defining aspects? the furniture and decor, of course. The Halifax Chair provides a boost in seriousness to any room, especially if it is a room designated for work or studies, but not only that because another one of the great features of the Halifax Chair is the unexpected versatility it offers

For homely areas too

Yes, it fits right at “home” in more familiar layouts – For a more sober and modern-looking area, be it a living room, the studio room, or the study room, the Halifax Chair represents a fine addition thanks to its variety of color presentations (Laurentian Onyx and grey currently), Softness of its cushions, and overall design made with adaptability in mind

Safety can never be secondary

The Halifax Chair has a wide range of safety measures to ensure pleasant use without any kind of risk. The solid and sturdy steel frame to avoid breaking it (you may take it as a given). It is manufactured to meet California TB117-2013 fire safety standards without the use of flame retardant additives in the upholstery foam, so you can rest assured it won’t be catching fire so easily. Pet and child friendly too, because we know the company of loved ones, human or animal, is important for the mental safety

Ethically constructed

Constructed using FSC®-Certified hardwood, what does this mean? it means that the wood used in the crafting of the Halifax Chair is being harvested in a self-sufficient forest and it’s not contributing to any deforestation, so you don’t need to worry about it

And there you have it, a quick description of the wonderful features of the Halifax Chair and why you should give it a chance. Don’t forget to check out our other articles

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | Lem Piston Barstool: A Surprisingly Practical Piece For Your Layouts

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | One of the most important things about designing layouts, areas, stablishments, and rooms in general, is that variety of thought and differences in how people execute things, opens the way to all sorts of types of designs and ambients, depending on what the objective and theme desired is. Let’s say, for example, deciding on which three-seater sofa to place in your living room may be a pretty easy task, after all, it is only required for you (and your family, if any) to like it, but if we’re talking about a bar project, your customers will need the best furniture possible in terms of quality, atmosphere, and practicality. A good option for that is the Lem Piston Barstool. Today, at Manhattan Home Design Reviews, we will tell you more about it and why you definitely need it on your projects.

Lem Piston Barstool

Practicality without sacrifices

Often, when looking for practical solutions for anything, we tend to find that, in order to achieve said practicality, style and comfort are sacrificed. Still, in the world of furniture, that should always be the last option available. One of the great features of the Lem Piston Barstool is that no matter the situation or place, it is always practical thanks to its ergonomic architecture, sturdy materials, and 360-degree rotation angle – A marvelous combo to make anyone feel in control of its position. Never underestimate this!

Versatility of adaptation

The ability to fit in a wide range of different layouts is something that not most barstools have, be it because of their architecture, color, the vibe they transmit, or overall feeling – And this is another instance where the Lem Piston Barstool shines. Designed in mind to flawlessly fit in most modern layouts, this kind of furniture is a godsend if you need something fast that is good, affordable, and durable, that is not noisy and doesn’t really stand out (due to its color and architecture) but does the job exceptionally well.

Classic looking, Modern working

At first glance, you can appreciate the classic look that the Lem Piston Barstool rocks with the single silver-plated base going all the way to the seat, a very stylish footrest that is useful and goes according to the design, and a color solid seat – But all of those features are not the only ones. Because modern times require modern solutions, the Lem Piston Barstool also features the 360-degree stable swivel motion swivel for total control of the surroundings, a Pneumatic piston height adjustment for people of all heights, and on top of that, the seat is made with high-quality leather for maximum comfort and usefulness

And there you have it, a quick run-down of the great features of this truly marvelous piece that you should definitely consider getting. You can check out our other articles too!

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | 3 Tips to make the most out of the LC5 Sofa

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | Sometimes, just getting that piece of furniture is just not quite enough to make your layout feel fresher or better. Complementary actions are more often than not, required for said furniture to make a noticeable impact. In other words, you just can’t drop a table or sofa right there in a room and expect it to do magic by itself! That’s why we at Manhattan Home Design Reviews, compiled a short list of tips to make sure you’re taking full advantage of your new piece of furniture. This time, we are focusing on the iconic, LC5 Sofa

Le Corbusier LC5 Sofa

1. Give it some company

Let’s start things by making sure your LC5 Sofa is just not there by itself. One Key thing is making sure you pair your LC5 Sofa with similarly designed furniture so it doesn’t feel out of place, but it doesn’t have to be other pieces from Le Corbusier necessarily, it will be okay as long as the room maintains a well-established theme with the furniture. A nice suggestion from us is to pair your LC5 Sofa with two single sofas of the same color and a glass coffee table

2. Not too much company!

It’s important to know that, too many things might become overwhelming if the designated space is too small. You got to make sure you get the right balance of free space, furniture, and decorations. That way you will be able to freely move in the room and still keep your desired decor. You can place a cabinet with pictures and decorations or crockery for showing. A floor lamp is a decent option too for a more cozy feeling at night. You could also place your favorite houseplant next to it for a natural look, or maybe just an end table for more versatility! Just remember, don’t oversaturate your layout with all of this at the same time, especially if it’s rather small

3. Maintain a free flow

This tip goes hand in hand with the before-mentioned tips. It’s crucial to keep free space in the living room so you and your guests can move around without hassle, after all, there will be a lot of movement in a living room! A good rule of thumb for this tip is to maintain around 90cm of free space between furniture and any decoration piece you wish to include

And there you have it, 3 quick and easy tips to maximize your experience with the amazing LC5 Sofa

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | How To Choose The Right Sofa: Le Corbusier 3 Style Loveseat or Gabriola Loveseat

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | Choosing the right piece of furniture for your needs, tastes, and for your spaces can, sometimes, be a tricky task to do. What if you get a table that doesn’t look that good in small spaces? What if you pick a sofa that is not meant to be used that much? What if the material is not one fit for your lifestyle? In this entry of Manhattan Home Design Reviews, we will guide you in the decision between these two gorgeous loveseats, the Gabriola Loveseat and the Le Corbusier 3 Style Loveseat. Two great sofas, but with quite different characteristics that you might want to know before deciding on one!

Let’s start with the Gabriola Loveseat

It’s available in Charcoal Ivory Houndstooth and Ivory Boucle, two already very flexible options, no matter the colors. It is upholstered with Bouclé fabric, meaning its durability is standard so you would need to be mindful not to drop something on it (especially if it is white colored!), and depending on your lifestyle and how much time you would spend sitting on it, it may require cleaning sessions

Not a bad sofa in any way though, don’t get us wrong, it is just a little bit more on the sophisticated decor side

Now, talking about the other contender, the Le Corbusier 3 Style Loveseat.

Le Corbusier 3 Style Loveseat

It’s currently available in White leather and also Black leather, two perfectly adaptable colors that fit in any room, regardless of the style in which is decorated, but the two different solid color choices are more important for anyone looking for a specific color. Upholstered in high-grade leather, meaning it will last on average last at least five years longer than its fabric counterpart. No sofa is absolutely perfect of course, leather can be a more resistant material, but you still need to be mindful of its care, although if something like food is dropped on it or it gets dirty, a quick wipe will take care of it.

So, after these two quick reviews of both sofas’ characteristics, we can reach these conclusions:

The Gabriola Loveseat is a more sophisticated, chic, and fashionable sofa that may not be that much of a practical choice for most people looking for an all-around two-seater sofa. While the Le Corbusier 3 Style Loveseat is a more robust, stylish, and iconic loveseat that might be better suited for most home and professional spaces without sacrificing anything, making it the more practical choice