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A sofa is without a doubt one of the main focal points in your home. It will be your main furniture piece, and it defines a good part of the tone of your decor. So, your sofa is important for you, and decide to buy one should be carefully considered. Besides, the sofa is generally one of the most expensive pieces of your furniture.

Black Barcelona Sofa
Elegant and sober; but comfortable above everything. The Barcelona Sofa.


Maybe you are considering buying a Barcelona Sofa. The Barcelona Sofa is a very famous model, with a legendary story behind it, and maybe you are wondering if it is expensive, compared to other models. Let’s take a look at the topic to show how the Barcelona Sofa could be the best investment you can make in your home if you take the smart choice.      

The Barcelona Sofa 


As part of the Barcelona Collection, the Barcelona Sofa was a creation of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the International Exposition of Barcelona in 1929. It became so popular, that it’s now, 90 years later, one of the most demanded lines of furniture in Interior Design. The Barcelona Sofa is also known as the Van der Rohe Sofa, according to the custom of many fashion enthusiasts, of referring to a furniture piece by the name of its creator. A classic piece of furniture, the Barcelona Sofa is an elegant and sober leather squared sofa of three seats. Its iconic figure comes from an “X” frame made of stainless steel that supports the set cushions and brings it that peculiar view on its legs. The particular shape of the Barcelona Sofa is not only popular in American and European homes, but in the mainstream media, where is portrayed in many TV series or Hollywood movies, such as Mad Men or American Psycho. Its classic presentation is black or white, though they can be another presentation.

How much you can pay for a Barcelona Sofa?


If you want to enjoy of a Barcelona Sofa in your living room, you don’t have to look for it in a classic design house. Nowadays, the furniture market has segmented into three categories when it comes to its price. There are low-cost stores, the original design houses, and the replicas’ store. We will take a look at these categories to see its advantages and disadvantages. 

Low-cost stores

With a low-cost store, you can find an imitation of a Barcelona Sofa for prices below even 500 USD. So yes, you will find cheap prices to solve an emergency need. But keep in mind that cheap doesn’t mean inexpensive. These superb low prices will come with more disadvantages than anything else. Low ends pieces have an awful, unfinished look. This is not the only problem. Low ends mean smaller measures, poor quality materials, and a very short term expectancy of functioning. You can see your beloved Barcelona Sofa crumbling after only six months of regular use. So, unless you have plans of buying your Low-cost Barcelona Sofa only for the portrait it in the living room without even use it, maybe that would be a good choice if you don’t mind of awful furniture.

Traditional Design Houses

Historically, since the beginning of the Modernism, and Mid Century Modernism movements, there were traditional design houses with the license of manufacturing of these pieces. Usually, they charge costs of license and brand, so they have very large prices. If you buy a Barcelona Sofa from a design house, you will certainly get a high-quality product, but maybe the budget you reserve for this purpose can be used for several solutions in your home or smarter choices.

The market of replicas

We dare to say that a replica is your smart choice. A replica is rendering of the original piece that follows the original design, committed to quality and true to the expectations of its original creator. With a replica, you can get an exact reproduction of the original piece with a high-quality standard, but unlike the traditional house, a replica store doesn’t pay a license for the exclusive use of the brand. It can provide you then of a high-quality product at an affordable price.

The Barcelona Sofa and the Barcelona Collection

The Barcelona Sofa is a member of the Barcelona Collection. It works very well by its own, but it has acombined effect with the rest of the Collection.
The Barcelona Sofa is a member of the Barcelona Collection. It works very well by its own, but it has a combined effect with the rest of the Collection.


The Barcelona Sofa, as a fundamental member of the Barcelona Collection, has all the elements that are extended in the rest of it. Its sober, sleek design of an “X” chrome steel based frame, with a comfortable squared cushion, is an icon of design because of its refined simplicity and beauty. It can be combined with the Barcelona Loveseat (Two seats), and the Barcelona Chair (Three seats), but the best combination of these three elements depends on the needs of the particular space we are willing to decor. Nevertheless, the elements of the Barcelona Collection have enough beauty and value to stand up each one for it selves, or as a part of the whole collection, too. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to have an experience of high-class furniture, taking the smart choice. Barcelona Designs is the leading store of replicas for Mid Century Modern Style, like the Barcelona Sofa.  With Barcelona Designs, you will get an exceptional quality product for an affordable price.