From the very first moment you decide to undertake a project of remodeling your spaces, you are assuming a challenge in which, if you don’t make the right choices and you are cautious enough, you can end up making the least convenient decisions. It’s this same fear that prevents many from beginning to remodel their interior spaces. If you are a lover of Mid-Century Modern style, it’s normal that you want to have the original and legendary pieces that belong to that trend and have become icons of that style.
For instance, having an authentic Arco lamp, from its original manufacturers, is a luxury that many dreams about but may be far from their reach, especially if they aren’t willing to spend a considerable amount of money on these types of pieces. However, anyone who is or isn’t looking for alternatives to give new life to their spaces should know that for this reason there are replicas: those wonderful reproductions at your fingertips in which it’s not necessary to invest a fortune and that they can look as good as the original pieces in your living room or wherever you want to place them.
Partly thanks to technology and partly thanks to the success and popularity they’ve had for decades, there are now some very valid, modern and affordable replicas that can give your space the exact style you are looking for. Next, we evaluate two representative replicas of the Mid-Century Modern style that are a very valid example of how you can save a lot of money by acquiring objects of a very similar nature to that of the original pieces.
Original Vs Replica
Arco lamp: aesthetics and functionality in its purest style. The Arco lamp is certainly one of the most recognized, famous and representative models of the Mid-Century Modern style. It was designed in 1962 by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, and one of the reasons for its wide acceptance is that it combines style and elegance with functionality and practicality in a masterful way. Among its most important features, the Arco lamp replica offers a carved Carrara Italian marble base, with 2 circumference holes completely drilled through it; it has a channel cut housing the stainless steel finish on the back; the maximum height of the lamp is 92″ – 95″, with a maximum range from the marble base to the reflector of 78.6″; the marble base dimension is 21.2″ high x 9.4″; and it has an electric cable with button to attenuate the floor for easy operation, etc. The vast majority of these features are basically the same as those of the original product since it’s a very faithful replica.
- Average price of the original piece: $3,000.00
- Average price of the replica: $449.00
Noguchi table: a piece of art. The Noguchi table is a model that can significantly improve the appearance of any decoration in which it’s placed. It was first presented by Herman Miller in 1948. This fascinating coffee table came from the imagination of Isamu Noguchi, the son of a Japanese poet and an American writer, and this is practically his most famous and recognized model. Among its most important features, the Noguchi table has a base that interlocks to form a stable tripod for the top of glass, and is made of top-quality sculpted wood; It has a 3/4″ thick slab of transparent glass with a unique round beveled edge; It works as furniture and art in homes and offices; the replica meets the architectural specifications of the original design; and the glass of its surface has 5 layers UV-cured polyurethane finish, which gives it a high gloss and makes it highly resistant to scratches and damage.
- Average price of the original piece: $1,695.75
- Average price of the replica: $599.00
As you have noticed, the phrase “they don’t manufacture things as before” is not as valid today; At least when it comes to furniture. Although the exact same materials may no longer be used during the manufacturing process, currently the replicas that are manufactured are made through cutting-edge processes that have allowed many of its properties to be improved by combining various materials that are more heat and moisture resistant without wearing down the value of the original design presented by its creators so many years ago. In addition, being newly manufactured furniture, they are not as fragile as an original piece that can have years of wear. If you want to renew the appearance of your living room with legendary designs but you aren’t willing to spend a fortune, replicas are your best alternative.