The Barcelona Chair Restoration Company

Posted on April 23rd, 2015

The Barcelona Chair is one of the most beautiful designs ever and here at The Barcelona Chair Restoration Company we would like to keep them in the best possible condition… Whether your cushions or straps need replacing or your leather requires rejuvenating we will be able to help.
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We feel that the most important part of the chair is the cushions. The licensed manufacturer, Knoll, state that the cushions are:

“Upholstered with 40 individual panels. Individual panels are cut, hand-welted, and hand-tufted with leather buttons produced from a single cowhide. Cushions are premium quality, highly resilient urethane foam with down-like dacron polyester fiberfill”

This is why we follow the same processes although making these cushions by hand is laborious and time consuming it provides the best possible results.

To create the distinctive quilt-like effect cushions there are 16 layers of leather to sew through at each junction point. These panels and buttons are crafted from a single hide. Therefore, seaming the button-tufted intersecting welts that crisscross each cushion requires patience and precision. Individual leather panels are cut, hand-welted and hand-tufted.

We only use top quality hides and have a huge selection of leather available, meaning that you are able to design your own bespoke Barcelona Chair or stick to the more classic look if that is your preference.

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Prices for an individual cushion start at £745 for standard colours, call us on 01189406408 or e-mail enquiries@theleathersurgeons.co.uk for further details or to place an order.

Sometimes cushions do not need to be replaced but can be rejuvenated to look great again. Click here to take a look at a typical example.

The Barcelona Chair was originally designed by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe and is a furniture icon, but it has one weakness… The straps. The original leather stretches, perishes and eventually breaks and needs to be replaced.

We manufacture new straps for these wonderful chairs in any colour and any length to fit your specific piece. The straps are either screwed, or more commonly riveted to the frame easily. We supply a riveting kit with full instructions if required.

Custom straps available!

Custom straps available!

Call us on 01189 406 408 or email enquiries@theleathersurgeons.co.uk to discuss specific requirements.

Prices start £14.95+P&P for a single base strap in black or white.
Full base set (9 straps) £115+P&P
Full set (17 straps) £245+P&P
Riveting kit £16.45+P&P