Manhattan Home Design Reviews

Manhattan home design reviews

Manhattan Home Design has been making quality furniture available to customers since 2008! And with 10 years of experience in the furniture niche, they’ve racked up a number of positive raves and reviews from adoring customers everywhere. The Manhattan Home Design reviews on their website boast about their excellent customer service, furniture selection, affordable prices and more! The New York furniture store provides the best of Mid Century Modern furniture replicas that look anything like a cheap replica. In fact, many of their pieces look so good, they’ve often been mistaken for the real thing, allowing customers the chance to own furniture pieces they love without having to break the bank for the real thing.

Many of the Manhattan Home Design reviews on their site detail how wonderful the furniture selection is and how the quality is unreal, looking totally like the original. Many compliment the fact that the company provides clients with popular modern styles they would have never thought they’d be able to afford. Their online reviews also detail the quality they provide in each of their products, such as their selection of Classic Lounge Chairs and ottomans, which provide the perfect way to relax in style. Their Noguchi Coffee table that’s beautifully designed and perfect for entertaining guests at home has also gotten amazing online reviews from customers who simply love the stunning piece.

Replicas can get a bad rep, but not according to all the Manhattan Home Design reviews on their site, which have nothing but positive things to say about the vast selection of replica furniture from some of the most notable designers in the Mid Century Modern furniture niche.  Many reviewers love how they can see a piece online and then go into their New York showroom to see it up close and try it out before buying. And many admit that they were skeptical about buying replica furniture, but were totally sold when they saw the piece in person.

So if you’ve been dreaming of a Mid Century Modern furniture piece by a designer you love only to have your heart broken by the fact you can’t actually afford it, just read all of the Manhattan Home Design reviews and heart will rejoice because now you can buy that replica piece that looks just like the real thing!

The Best Eames Lounge Chair Replica Comparision

I’ve bought almost all (8) Eames Lounge Replicas on the markets from both US/Canada suppliers. After reviewing them all for the past 7 months, I’ve come up with a comprehensive comparison between them. All the companies that sell their chairs below $900 are cheap junk, so I haven’t listen them all. The ones above are the big players who know a thing or two about Eames’s Design.

Hope you like it.
Disclaimer – I have not been paid my any company. The views expressed here are totally mine and unbiased.

Choosing the right color for your Eames Lounge Chair Replica

Choosing the right color for your Eames Lounge Chair Replica

The Eames Lounge Chair is a classic 20th-century piece. Given its popularity as a classy and comfortable furniture piece in the United States, Manhattan Home Design has created an Eames Lounge Chair replica.

You can find the original design by Charles and Ray Eames in popular films, TV shows, offices, and thousands of homes all over the world. 

The Manhattan Home Design Replica is available in five colors: black, brown, antique brown, cream, and white. You can choose this color considering your taste and your home’s current design.

Today we want to help make the selection process as easy as possible so your Eames chair replica can fit in with the current decoration in your home.

Eames Lounge Chair Features

Manhattan Home Design’s Eames Lounge Chair replica is upholstered in top-grain leather. The thread is braided with Lockstitch ensuring long-lasting piping and seams.

The plywood is high-quality and engineered to prevent cracking. Manhattan Home Design obtains theirs from the USA, Canada, and Brazil.

The Eames Lounge Chair’s cushions are removable, and it has a 360-degree swivel, as per the original design. 

Helping your Eames Lounge replica match your current decor

The 60-30-10 rule for colors means that you should divide the color scheme into percentages of color use.

60% of the color chosen should be the primary color of your room design. You can implement this on the walls, floor, curtains, and even some furniture pieces.

30% will be a secondary color, having only half the saturation as the primary color without competing for attention in your design, but contrasting and creating depth.

Finally, 10% of the color, called accent color, should be a third of the secondary color. Its purpose is to give interest and contrast to the color scheme.

For instance, if your room’s primary color is gray, blue can be a secondary color and pink accent color.

You can also use a color wheel to help find a match for the colors you want to use. 

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Design colors for your black Classic Eames Lounge Chair Ottoman

If you have decided to go with the classic black-colored Eames Lounge Chair replica, you have chosen a piece of furniture that is powerful and dramatic, and very easy to pair.

Black furniture goes well with neutral tones such as green, red, and yellow. By using these colors as accent tones, your Eames Lounge Chair will be a better fit in your room.

If you prefer a simple palette with few colors, your black Eames chair can also match with textures and patterns. Consider a striped wall, a detailed rug, or even geometrical patterns on your pillows.

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Combining the white Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman

Manhattan Home Design also has a white leather Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman with a black base. A chair this color will help the room’s decor stand out nicely. 

The colors that go best with white furniture are pink, pale blue, gray, navy blue, chocolate, and mango orange.

Pink and white will give a romantic sensation making it perfect for bedrooms with a more playful feel. Pale blue and white will create a soothing atmosphere and produce a relaxing feeling. Gray and white make an excellent combination for bedrooms and allow you to add more colors to your decoration.

Navy blue goes excellent with white furniture and gives a very summer-like look. Chocolate-decorated rooms also match with the white Eames Lounge chair & Ottoman. White furniture and a mango orange room not only look good but are also sound Feng Shui combination.

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Combining the brown and antique brown Eames Lounge Chair

With the brown and antique brown Eames Lounge chair color options, there are many decorating opportunities for your room.

Brown, when combined correctly, can be inspiring, cozy, and sleek. Brown is a neutral color that can be very warm and versatile, and many colors look great when matched with it. We’ve narrowed the list down to ten options:

  1. White: White and brown create a simple but charming combination. If your room’s primary color is white, your brown chair will work marvelously in it, giving the feeling of a luxurious and highly welcoming ambiance.
  2. Blue: For blue rooms, brown furniture will give a modern and relaxing sensation. 
  3. Fuchsia: If you want to create an exciting atmosphere in your room, then this color combination is perfect since it will add poise and character to the room.
  4. Yellow: Yellow and brown compliment each other beautifully for a fabulous aesthetic. A room with yellow as the primary color will look flawless with brown furniture.
  5. Mint: A mint colored room with the right dose of brown will look remarkably sophisticated. If you like the fresh and organic vibe, brown furniture will give the room the final touches you are looking for.
  6. Turquoise: Turquoise and brown is a very trendy combination that can go for a vintage tone or a contemporary one.
  7. Gold: For an extremely luxurious look, combine your brown Eames Lounge chair with gold. If used in a table lamp or designs on the floor, your chair and the room will have an extravagant look.
  8. Orange: Orange and brown are a good match that gives a warm feeling to the room. The energy of the orange color, combined with the neutral brown, will give your room a modern and sleek look.
  9. Rose: Your brown lounge chair, in a rose-colored room, will give a uniquely feminine atmosphere. 
  10. Copper: Brown and copper will give your room a trendy and hip look. If you have copper accents in the room and you want an Eames chair, then go for brown.
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Combining the cream Eames Lounge Chair

If you are in love with the cream-colored Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman, choose complementary colors that will make it stand out in the room to draw attention to it.

Yellow, purple, red, blue, and orange go well with cream. Even though it’s a neutral color, not all colors help cream-colored furniture stand out the way it deserves to.

Gray and cream produce a calming effect, as well as lavender, cream’s complementary color. And, when paired with pure white, you can note the cream shade’s subtle difference.

Looking for the best ergonomics chairs in NYC? Try our Eames Lounge Replica

Sure, there is a wide range of furniture offers in our city, but if you are looking for the “best” ergonomics chairs in NYC, the Eames Lounge Chair replica, by Manhattan Office Design, is a must.

Comfortable, practical, gorgeous. The Eames Lounge Chair, has been one of the most powerful objects of design and décor since its creation in 1945, and its exhibited in the best furniture stores around the world.

Although, there is no room for snobbism here: what is now considered as one of the most desirable design objects (Time Magazine labeled it as the best design of the 20th century), is the sum a series of well developed principles in which ergonomics, simplicity and the practical purpose are the key factors.

Don’t worry about the camera and take care of your pleasure

Maybe, a well known anecdote told by Demetrios, the grandson of the famous couple formed by Charles and Ray Eames, illustrate the philosophical principles backing their work. The hole family were planning a trip to the South Pacific, and a young, teen Demetrios received from his grandad a very simple 35 mm camera.

While most of the grandparents tend to gratify their beloved ones with the most complete (and maybe expensive) gifts, the explanation of Charles will stay with Demetrios for the rest of its life: You don’t need the expensive camera to a trip to the South Pacific. Instead, use this camera and you will enjoy your trip without the fear of losing it. This camera is perfect for you .

According to Charles Eames, “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host that anticipating the needs of his guests”. By anticipating the real requirement of his grandson, Charles provides him with the best equipment for his experience.

Hardware: 0 / Soulware: 1

And what did Charles and Ray Eames anticipated when they finished the design of the Lounge Chair? Functionality over aesthetics, simple materials, and above all, the human comfort over any other criteria. In a Lounge Chair, we will find the most comfortable and pleasing state of relax our body can get after a hard day at work. In the end, that is what make it worthy.

Now that you know that a Lounge Chair anticipates very well the needs of your body and mind, don’t you think its time to take action and give you the opportunity to take it home?. Developed for classic firms like Vectra and Herman Miller, one standard chair will cost you several thousand dollars, but in Manhattan Office Design you can find the best high quality replicas, here in NYC.

3 Mid-Century Modern Chairs for Small Apartments

3 Mid-Century Modern Chairs for Small Apartments

We definitely love mid-century modern lounge chairs. They use less space than a sofa, but they feel roomier than a regular chair. Lounge Chairs are tasteful, elegant and sculptural. Lounge chairs like the Eames Lounge Chair can be the cornerstone of a reading nook as well as the perfect piece to fill dead spaces.

When it comes to decorating a small apartment trying to fit a lounge chair feel like an impossible puzzle. The room mustn’t feel cramped, look chaotic or cluttered. All without compromising style and personality. But as impossible as it might seem, you can have a small apartment that looks stylish and unique. Whether you’re starting out in a studio apartment or just want to lead a minimalist lifestyle, you don’t need to sacrifice style. 

We’ve gathered our favorite lounge chairs for decorating small apartments to help you style your own hobbit-hole. Here are 3 examples of the right lounge chairs for the job.

Eames Lounge Chair

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As difficult as it can be to imagine this chair in a small apartment, we’re here to tell you we’ve seen it happen. The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames has become a mid-century modern icon. We love this chair because it doesn’t simply embody the typical aesthetic characteristics of its design style but it has something that many mid-century modern pieces lack: comfort. This extraordinary combination of molded plywood and leather upholstery make this chair timeless.

Barcelona Chair

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The Barcelona Chair needs little in the way of introduction. This iconic lounge chair is one of the most iconic and celebrated mid-century modern designs. Originally designed by  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the Barcelona Chair seems to us as beautiful as if it has existed forever.

Even after almost  90 years of its release, the Barcelona chair, rather than losing its appeal, has become one of the few enduring monoliths from the mid-century modernist period.  And if that’s not enough, the Barcelona Chair is also one of the oldest surviving Bauhaus designs that you can still find as a brand new object in many stores today. Decorating a small apartment with this chair shouldn’t be that hard, either.

Womb Chair


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When Florence Knoll asked her architect and designer friend Eero Saarinen in 1948 to come up with a chair “like a great big basket of pillows, that I can curl up in”, she probably didn’t know the result was going to be an iconic design that pretty much brought her words to life in uncompromising style. Eero Saarinen’s Womb Chair, like many of his lasting furniture pieces, has grown into a famous and loved décor addition to any modern space. But is it appropriate for a small apartment?

Available in three different sizes and in a multitude of color, the Womb Chair is pure and unadulterated seating ecstasy. It also comes with a matching ottoman, if you want more comfort. The Womb Chair is a seating option which instantly tempts you to curl and take refuge in its enveloping form. With all these available options, the Womb Chair is ideal for small spaces, place it into a corner and it will instantly become a quiet reading nook.

What is the most comfortable chair in the world?

What is the most comfortable chair in the world?

There’s nothing like a Lounge Chair that can adjust and adapt to the body and offer comfort no matter the sitting position. Lounge Chairs like the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman are specifically designed to comfortably adapt to a great array of user preferences, styles, and functions. The Eames Lounge Chair can simply be used comfortably in different postures from sitting and reclining to stretching-out and lying down. No wonder it’s our favorite mid-century modern lounge chair.

Recognized as one of the most popular and famous chairs in history, the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman has often been described as feeling like “a well-used baseball mitt.” and that is precisely what the designers, Charles and Ray Eames had in mind when they set out to design a chair that would revolutionize not only the world of furniture design but architecture itself.

Who are Charles and Ray Eames?


Charles and Ray Eames are among the most important mid-century modern American designers of the 20th century. This marriage brought to the world some of the most groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, industrial design, and manufacturing, as well as the photographic arts. They designed iconic pieces like the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, the Eames Molded Plywood Chairs, the Eames Walnut Stool, and the Eames Molded Plastic Side chairs, which you have probably seen stacked somewhere. They’re practically everywhere.

How is the Eames Lounge Chair built?


The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman are two pieces of iconic furniture that merge soft leather and molded plywood veneers to completely change how we define what it means to lounge. The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman were originally designed with a slight angle and is flexible to the body. The Eames Lounge Chair base should be able to swivel a full 360°.

The Eames Lounge Chair is made of three curved plywood shells for the headrest, backrest, and seat that are attached together and mounted on a swiveling aluminum base. The most common versions of the Eames Lounge Chair are 32.75” wide, 32.75” deep, with a back height of 31.5” and a seat height of 15”. The accompanying ottoman has a width of 26”, depth of 21.5”, and height of 17.25”.

If you can’t afford the thousands of dollars that will cost you an original Eames Lounge Chair, you can always find true high-quality replicas at stores like Manhattan Home Design.

The 5 Best Mid-Century Chairs for Reading

“Libraries: The medicine chest of the soul,” says on the inscription above the door at the legendary Library at Thebes. With all of the technology we have, sometimes we forget the greatest resource we have to take us far away, teach us, ignite our imaginations and keep us company: reading.


Hear me out, I’ve got nothing against sofas or daybeds or even a chaise. But when it comes to sitting down and read for hours and hours, I can think of a better option that a lounge chair.


Lounge Chairs make great reading chairs because most of them are soft, but still supportive and big enough to move around, but small enough to make you feel like you’re surrounded. They come in all shapes and colors and textures and can fit in all different rooms.


Here are some great lounge chairs that are perfect chairs for reading:


The Eames Lounge Chair



Of course, we began our list with our favorite lounge chair: the Eames Lounge Chair! This chair is absolutely guaranteed to make any mid-century modern design lovers sigh. It’s just so comfortable and so iconic!


The Womb Chair



The Womb Chair is our second favorite lounge chair for reading. This iconic chair by Eero Saarinen is loved by so many people around the world and highly praised for the sense of safety that it can convey. 


Paired this chair with an ottoman and a good book, and you might even fall asleep on it after hours of reading and your back won’t feel the slightest discomfort.


CH25 Lounge Chair 



What about reading outdoors? This Lounge chair by mid-century modern design genius, Hans J. Wegner it’s not only comfortable but ideal to read the latest best-seller on the beach or on your deck while getting some well-reserved summer sun. 


Eames Rar Rocking Chair



My favorite memories of reading involved story-time with my dad. Every night we’d on our favorite rocking chair while he’d read me my favorite stories. This nocturnal ritual was very important to me as a child. It helped me develop a love of reading at a young age and inspired me to become a writer as an adult.


I’ve found that having a special place to read together – a place that becomes your ‘reading chair’ – helps to build anticipation most effectively. My favorite for this is the Eames RAR Rocking Chair. Great color, great lines, and it looks amazing even when you’re not using it.


Barcelona Chair



I know. I know. The Barcelona Chair by Mies Van Der Rohe looks nothing like you would expect from a reading chair. But hear me out: reading in the office! 


The Barcelona Chair is perfect to look professional, elegant and stylish while waiting for an appointment while reading the latest issue of Entrepreneur or The Wall Street Journal. And There’s something about Mies… especially the Barcelona chairs. Though they’re not perfect for really curling up while reading their angles are still inviting, especially with a footrest added in.


So, there you have it! 5 perfect chairs for reading. Did we miss any of your favorites? Any particular chair that brings you fond memories of reading? Let us know in the comments below! 

A Guide for Buying your Eames Lounge Chair Part II

A Guide for Buying your Eames Lounge Chair Part II

Previously, we talked all about the broad choice collection of colors, plywoods, upholstery materials, and alterations available in the market for an Eames Lounge Chair. 

We went into detail about the top leathers to choose from, Leatherette, Italian leather, and aniline leather. 

We understand it can be a daunting task to find the best Eames Lounge Chair for your home, especially if you’re on a budget and want to find a reliable Eames Lounge Chair replica that’s faithful to the original design, and won’t destroy your savings.

Today Manhattan Home Design is here to provide a broader insight into the plywoods available for an Eames Lounge Chair.

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A -very- brief history lesson 

When buying an Eames Lounge Chair replica, an important point to consider is the plywood. You’ll find choices like walnut, palisander, Santos palisander, and veneer. But what do those terms even mean?

By the time Charles and Ray Eames started working on the design of the Eames Lounge Chair, they already had plenty of experience working with molded plywood. Their famous Molded Plywood Lounge Chair gave them the knowledge they needed to reinvent the lounge chair, resulting in the Eames Lounge Chair.

Only select wood choices were used in the original design of the Eames Lounge Chair. The wood needed to be beautiful, sturdy, flexible, and thick without being too rough.

Originally the Eames Lounge Chair featured Brazilian Rosewood, but since the 1990s, the use of Brazilian rosewood was discontinued. The rosewood was replaced by seven layers of plywood covered by walnut, palisander rosewood, cherry, white oak, and ebony ash veneers. Today we’ll analyze the two most popular, walnut and palisander rosewood.

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Walnut Veneer

Walnut wood has played an important role in furniture manufacturing for centuries. Ancient beliefs associate this wood with wisdom and knowledge, and the plywood that ultimately ends up on the Eames lounge chair replica.

The Walnut Veneer’s pattern in the Eames Lounge Chair is deeply complex and rich, creating a very light-colored finish that does well in any room or space.

The walnut veneer used in Manhattan Home Desing’s Eames Lounge Chair replica is an excellent example of this.

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Palisander Veneer

Palisander has a more varied tone and can be obtained from two main sources: Brazilian rosewood and East Indian rosewood. Both are rich in smell and texture and can be more dramatic than walnut. Eventually, Brazilian Rosewood was discontinued due to environmental concerns.

Palisander’s distinctive reddish color is more notable than the usual brown walnut features and plays better in rooms with a lot of wood, making it ideal for homes.

Palisander is commonly associated with feelings of luxury, wealth, pride, and beauty. It has been one of the staple woods for great guitars, and other musical instruments, since the beginning of the 20th century.

We have a lot more to say about the many choices available for the Eames Lounge Chair in the market, along with valuable insights on this iconic mid-century modern design masterpiece. Stay tuned and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

A Guide for Buying your Eames Lounge Chair Part I

A Guide for Buying your Eames Lounge Chair Part I

Eames Lounge Chairs are one of the most easily recognizable mid-century modern design movement furniture pieces. For more than 63 years, Charles and Ray Eames’ original design has enjoyed never ending popularity with only small details of its manufacturing process have changed in this time.

With such a wide choice collection of colors, plywoods, upholstery materials and modifications available in the market, finding the best Eames Lounge Chair for you can be a daunting task. If you’re on a budget and can’t afford an original, try a high-quality Eames Lounge Chair replica, that’s faithful to the original design.

With many possibilities in colors, plywood alternatives, upholstery materials and variations available in the market, finding the best Eames Lounge Chair can be a daunting task. 

That’s why Manhattan Home Design created a buyer guide on how to make an informed decision when buying an Eames Lounge Chair replica. What to look for, the different models, and choices available.

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What’s the difference between aniline Leather, full-grain, and leatherette?

One of the most notable features of the Eames Lounge Chair is its leather upholstery. The original Eames lounge chair is a leather object, though you can find other versions with upholstery made from wool or mohair.

That being said, anyone can find themselves overwhelmed by features like leatherette or aniline leather. What kind of leather should you get for your Eames Lounge Chair?

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One of the most important advantages of leatherette is that it’s eco-friendly. Leatherette is a synthetic material made from vinyl, meaning no animal by-products. That means no animals were hurt during the manufacturing of your Eames Lounge Chair replica.

Leatherette is also referred to as faux leather, fake leather, synthetic leather or pleather.

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Italian Leather

Italian leather is well known as the best in the furniture design industry but in the fashion industry as well. The very best craftsmanship and care go into manufacturing Italian leather and that means only the best quality.

Given that Italian Leather isn’t mass-produced, it takes much longer to make than cheaper alternatives. If you are interested in buying an Eames Lounge Chair with Italian leather upholstery but you’re not sure if you should, here are some important facts that show why Italian leather is the best around and why you should choose to purchase it:

  1. It’s easy to maintain: Italian leather can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth form from time to time but isn’t always necessary.
  2. It’s unique: Vegetable tanned Italian leather has a truly one of a kind appearance. No two naturally tanned items ever look alike!
  3. It’s a high-quality material: A great deal of craftsmanship is put into making Italian leather.
  4. It’s exclusive: You’ll see Italian leather on the most exclusive fashion runways as one of the most well-loved materials in fashion design.
  5. It’s made to last: Italian leather can withstand everyday wear and tear, with most nicks and scratches being easily wiped away.
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Aniline Leather

Aniline leather is real leather treated with special dyes. Aniline leather maintains the leather hide’s original marks, shapes, and imperfections, in most cases. Manhattan Home Design carefully inspects each hide piece for imperfections before they start the manufacturing process. 

Eames Lounge Chairs replicas in high-quality aniline leather can feel exquisite and look stylish, and since it’s real leather it will develop a certain patina with time. People who know about home design usually prefer this fading as an indicator of good taste and authenticity. 

If you’re still not sure Aniline Leather is for you, you can try several semi-aniline types of leather that still feel natural to the touch but are flatter and more scratch-resistant.

The most popular leather upholstery choices are available for the Eames Lounge Chairs and their replicas available in the market. There are other less popular upholstery choices like wool that we’ll discuss on another occasion.

Is there any other advantage of the materials that we didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments below and, as always, stay tuned for another article on the best Eames Lounge Chairs out there!