October 20, 2016


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Who Doesn't Love This Chair?

One of the most frequent requests from our design clients, particularly in The Catskills, is to develop a space to be more warm and cozy. Although each project is different, our go to item help fill this need is the vintage leather club chair. It works in most environments and instantly adds just the right element of warmth and sophistication. And it always looks like it’s been in the family for generations. Lately, we’ve really been loving layering the chair with a lush double-pelt sheepskin to really amp up the comfort. Once you’re in one of these set ups, you’ll never want to leave. Cue the crackling fire and well aged scotch.

Not only is the vintage leather club chair lovely to behold and comfortable, but it has an interesting history (if you’re design geeks like us). BTW, we swiped most of this from the website fauteuils-club-chairs.com

The leather club chair was originally made by French craftsmen and its inspiration goes back to England in the 19th century with the creation of the Chesterfield Sofa. Named as the ‘fauteuil confortable’, this piece didn’t take much time to become a design sensation. With a vegetable-tanned sheep's leather covering, the marks and defects in the skin are visible through the dye, making each chair unique. Furthermore, the incredibly fine grain gives the armchair a unique patina over time. French leather was renowned for its quality in the 19th century. Between six and eight skins are required to cover an armchair. They are applied wet, stretched as tightly as possible, and contract as they dry.

The description ‘club chair’ harkens back to the gentlemen's clubs in nineteenth century England where a man could go to get away from his household, and sink into a well-upholstered leather chair, relax with a drink and perhaps a cigar.  It’s important  to point out that before the the Club chair, chairs were not seen as an item of comfort but more as utilitarian. Beyond iconic, this vintage chair has become the most coveted chair in the world and has inspired many designers, from early 20th century masters Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand to Philippe Starck in the 1980’s and 1990’s with the creation of the Bubble Club.

Discover the best reproduction we’ve come across here: https://www.globalhomeny.com/products/vintage-leather-arnold-club-chair

and our favorite sheepskin layering piece here: https://www.globalhomeny.com/products/sheepskin-double-pelt-rugs

Also, check out this rug that goes so perfectly with this look:
July 20, 2016


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How to Buy Quality Upholstery With Global Home

Isn't the internet great? You can find everything you want by just typing out a few key words. However, with all this information at your fingertips, how to distinguish the correct from the wrong? Ask the experts, like us. We won't steer you wrong when it comes to researching, finding and buying furniture.

Five Things to Look for When Shopping for Quality Upholstered Furniture

How can you determine quality when the stuff that divides the good from the bad is under cover? This checklist will assist you while researching high quality upholstery.

Global Home’s Made-To-Order collection easily meets and exceeds each of the five hallmarks of quality upholstered furniture cited below. Bench-made in the USA of superior materials. That’s the Global Home difference.

Hard Wood Construction


1. Hard Wood Framing

Make sure the frame of your piece is constructed of hard wood. Our made-to-order upholstered furniture is built around kiln-dried alder wood sourced from sustainably harvested forests. We even offer a LIFETIME WARRANTY on the internal structure of our furniture. Our frames will stand the test of time! 



superior Suspension


 2. Superior Suspension 

With contemporary or modern style upholstery, look for a heavy gauge, sinuous no-sag spring or webbing suspension system. These systems provide excellent and long-lasting seat comfort, yet maintain a modern silhouette. The springs are mounted to specially-fitted fittings and silencers that hold the frame in place and provide a supremely comfortable and quiet sit.


Superior Fill


3. Superior Fill

Fiber quality is important for padding the frame, comfort against the body, and longevity. Our made-to-order pieces are hand-stuffed (never machine blown) with only high resiliency foam, cotton padding and heavy fiber-fill. Anything less will collapse after extended use. Say no to sagging!





Bench Made Upholstery

4. Bench Made: 

It is important to know how the upholstery piece is made. Does one upholsterer make the piece or does a line of upholsterers each make a part of the piece? If it is a production line, one upholsterer makes the outside back, another makes the arms, another the inside back and the seat. If it is bench-made, one upholsterer makes the entire piece. Bench-Made pieces take longer, but are of much higher quality. The upholsterer is given time to perfect his piece and pay attention to every detail.  Pride of production shows in the attention to detail each artisan gives. This is the mark of true craftsmanship.

5. Domestic Construction

Domestic construction ensures that the product is made with integrity and stands the test of time. Simply put, US companies are held to higher standards and transparency in product content and production. Global Home’s fine Made-To-Order upholstered furniture have been made in California since 1989.  Proudly made in the USA with integrity, and superior quality.

Global Home is the only Manhattan retailer of this beautiful line of furniture.

Check out our styles here: http://www.globalhomeny.com/collections/made-to-order

Please email us at info@globalhomeny.com with any questions.