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7 reasons not to buy cheapest Barcelona chair

We take our furniture very, very seriously. Selling beautifully crafted furniture is the main reason we setup MyConcept. This is more than a business to us. As stated on the home page of this site, "Our promise to you is very simple, if you do not love our furniture as much as we do, speak to us and we will get it right." This brings me to the point of this article. We understand what makes a good Barcelona chair. A chair which will last a generation. So, without further ado, I present you with our 7 Reasons Not To Buy A Cheap Barcelona Chair:


1) The cost

Think about this for a moment. How can the retailer possibly sell a quality Barcelona chair for a few thousands dollars? To sell the chair for this cost simply means many corners have been cut in the chair's manufacturing process. Savings have been made on low quality leather, leather not being used on all sides of the cushion, hollow steel frame, using low grade steel less than the recommended 12mm thickness, cheap foam which makes the chair uncomfortable, cushion buttons which come away after a few weeks and so on. I think you get the point ;-)

2) The comfort is compromised

This is a real shame because some people will be put off the Barcelona chair altogether if they sit on one of the cheaper models. They find the cushioning to be very stiff. As with all things foam comes in many different varieties. Low cost foam is very stiff and affords little give. The difference in comfort from a low end Barcelona chair and ours is staggering. Your bum sinks into our soft cushions giving a very comfortable experience.

3) Longevity

How long do you expect your Barcelona chair to last? We have asked many of our customers this same question. In most cases they expected the chair to last beyond 10 years. We agree, a good Barcelona chair should last 10 years and much longer. Something to ponder, how long would you expect a £300 chair to last? The answer is certainly not 10 years. From our experience, these low end chairs begin to lose their looks within 6 months. This is the quality tipping point. Low end furniture ages badly whereas well built furniture ages gracefully. A good piece of furniture gains character.

4) The type of leather and the amount of leather used for the two Barcelona chair cushions


You've guessed it, on the cheaper chairs the leather is low quality. This can be a major cost saving. We, however, cover our cushions in luxurious full aniline leather. Many manufacturers, in an attempt to save on costs, will either use fabric or PU (imitation leather made from plastic) on the underside and backs of the cushions.

5) Our Barcelona chair is the choice of Architects and Interior Designers

This reason speaks for itself. We cannot think of a better recommendation for our furniture. These professionals understand quality and what is required in its manufacture to withstand the rigours of a commercial environment.

6) Happy customers

A retailer which sells cheap Barcelona chairs will not have happy customers. Period. Customers who wish to possess a Barcelona chair generally are on the discerning side. They do not put up with a low quality version of the chair. We often speak with customers who have had bad experiences with other retailers. Generally they understand that if a chair is ridiculously cheap there has to be a good reason. As with most things, you get what you pay for.

7) MyConcept promise

Our promise to you is that if you're not 110% satisfied with our beautiful Barcelona chairs then please speak to us and we will do whatever we need to make it right. We have this promise because we are so confident with our Barcelona chair and our furniture as a whole that we know you'll be overjoyed with your choice.