Affordable Modern Furnishings

Written by Sarah Provost
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Chairs, tables, sofas and sectionals by such design celebrities as Corbusier, Eames, Eileen Gray and others can be stratospherically expensive, but it is possible to find affordable modern furnishings online. Reproductions of the highest quality are available. However, some reproductions of classic modern designs are simply knock-offs, with none of the integrity of the original.

Part of the problem is that these designs look simple to duplicate. However, if they aren't made with the same skill and care as the original, you may find that they fall apart quickly. Here are some things to look for when purchasing affordable modern furnishings.

Buying Affordable Modern Furnishings Online

By now, it's common knowledge that online shopping is by far the more convenient and less expensive way to buy whatever you're looking for. Be certain, however, that you are not making any assumptions about your purchase. If you want to buy a Barcelona chair reproduction, for example, find out whether the suspension system is made of saddle leather. The upholstery should be full Italian leather, with no vinyl backing, and the leather sections should be piped before joining.

The "wire" chairs designed by Harry Bertoia are very easy to duplicate. However, the originals were not made of wire, but of steel mesh securely welded into place. Check the materials used before purchasing a reproduction, or you might find yourself sitting on a tangle of wire on the floor. Buying affordable modern furnishings from a Web site can save you time and money. Just be sure all your questions are answered before purchasing.

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