Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona chair is as iconic a piece of furniture as exists — but as with most single-seat creations, it can get kind of lonely. Make room for some added company with the Barcelona Couch. Designed in 1930 a year after the chair — and the pavilion for which it was created — debuted, this rectangular couch is basically flat, with a top made from 74 individually-cut, hand-welted, and hand-tufted panels from a single cowhide, a Sapele Mahogany platform, polished stainless steel legs, and a single cylindrical cushion at one end. Elegant, simple, and unlike most couches, built to last a lifetime.
For nearly as long as they've been in business, Bentley Motors has been known for its vehicles' lush interiors. Now they're bringing some of their luxury knowhow to your house with the Bentley Harlow Armchair. A reinterpretation of a film director's chair, it features a base made of handsome, gunmetal-finished linear steel, seating made from cognac-colored leather using a tufted manufacturing process, metal buckles with leather bands on the armrests, and a low-slung look that lets it deftly straddle the line between casual and formal.