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Homebase Mayfair chair And footstool – Barcelona chair on a budget

Mayfair

I've just checked and you know what? We've never featured the original 1929 Barcelona chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Needless to say, it's a design classic with a price to match, retailing for well over £3,000 at any authorised retailer. Not got the money? Well, you could opt for the Homebase Mayfair chair And footstool.

This isn't one of those cheap copies, the design of the Mayfair has enough subtle changes in shape to avoid any legal issues, a slightly taller, more upright shape and not quite the same detailing for the cushion work. But it does offer the look for a lot less cash.

For your money, you get both the seat and footstool, with both upholstered in 'leather effect' and say on a chrome base. There's also a spot of self-assembly required too – we suspect that's not the case with a Knoll original either. But at £249.99, it's in the realms of affordable for all of us – and let's be honest, most of your friends just might presume it's the real deal anyway.

Find out more at the Homebase website

  • Mr Who

    That is a major con, argos sells exactly the same item for £199 !!!!!