Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Distinguishing Features to Consider When Shopping for Furniture Reproductions

To the untrained eye, many furniture reproductions and original models can look so similar when placed side by side if the right measures are taken to adhere to the original specifications like our reproductions do

On various pieces there are distinguishing features in the original models that can be the tell tale sign of which is an accurate reproduction and which is a cheap knock off:

Down Feather Filled Cushions:
The down feather filling is the only way to achieve this relaxed aesthetic in the cushions that is especially popular on furniture from the modern periods.  The PK31 Chair is a perfect example of this and, unlike our PK31 Lounge Chair Reproduction which uses the down feather filling, you will see many reproductions that overlook this key detail and end up with an obvious knockoff

Also known as piping, this is one of those details that may not be immediately obvious to some.  When something seems to be not quite right with a cheap knockoff but you can’t quite put your finger on what it is, it is usually the welting.  Unlike other reproductions, we hand roll the welting on all of our pieces.

Dimensions of the Furniture:
It is amazing how some reproductions tend to deviate too far from the original dimensions and visually become a totally different piece of furniture.  We have made slight adjustments for comfort in a few of our pieces though always taking into account the original design.
These are just a few features to take into consideration, and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have.  You can always stop in to our Bellingham, Chicago or Dallas showrooms to see firsthand how our reproductions adhere closely to the original designs and fine details!

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