Who we are.
Kardiel is the source for the best value in modern design pieces inspired by Iconic Mid Century Designers. We source to exacting detail and sell clean, simple furniture and accessories representing designers, materials and centuries of brilliant concepts in furniture pieces. We import to and distribute our Classic Modern Reproductions to homes and business across the U.S and Canada. We will ship to other countries upon request. Our assortment of hand crafted Mid Century Designer items are contract quality and used not only in restaurants, hotels, schools and offices but in residential settings.
Original Modern Classic mid-century designs.
The modern classics that we offer have long reached a state of “public domain”. This allows reproduction of these iconic designs to specifications of the original design although not an exact replica. Doing so would would mean using mild steel tubes, spot welding, screws instead of rivets and materials such as horse hair or feathers. An original would mean the item would date back to the original production run some as much as 80 years ago. Obviously there are no originals still in production from the original run nor factory today. These original pieces are priceless antiques found in private collections and museums.
Kardiel provides exacting precision Mid Century Classic reproductions. Our high quality versions are inspired by the orginals. The difference is our prices reflect that of the supplier to the customer. We ar not a drop shipper selling from another companies inventory. We work directly with the factory importing containers and distributing via the internet. We do not operate retail locations nor have the overhead of the large licensed corporations. This is not to say we offer the lowest price on a particular reproduction. There are many compromised options with regards materials used and construction methods. It is not hard to spot them and they may be an option for many uses but this is not our niche. We do not cut corners on the materials nor construction in our reproductions. You will find detailed material and construction information in each of our items product descriptions thus making your comparison shopping easier.
Like us, you will likely find that a licensed Charles Eames chair & Ottoman at any given time runs roughly $4,000 – $4,500. The Kardiel reproduction is “design inspired” of the lounge chair that Eames created and is priced under $1,500.00. Both 100% pure Full Grain Aniline leather, both available in a multitude of colors with solid core steel frames, both feature Aniline leather buttons & piping, a kiln dried cross ply wooden shell, and high density foam cushion cores.
Who is a Kardiel Customer?
Kardiel is not for everyone. Our clients insist on value but are not interested in a low quality version with compromised material and construction methods. In short, Kardiel does not meet the needs of clients looking for a licensed $4,500 Charles Eames Lounge chair, nor a quality compromised cheap reproduction version. We offer high quality long lasting exacting reproductions at the highest value, often 70-75% off licensed retail prices.