Leather Butterfly Chair by Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy for Knoll Circa 1960s
Butterfly chair by Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, Antonio Bonet and Juan Kurchan for Knoll, black leather sling on black frame, made in USA, circa 1960s.
ThisKnoll Butterfly Chair, originally designed byJorge Ferrari-Hardoy, Antonio Bonet and Juan Kurchanin 1937. A radical design of the time the three architects decided to redesign a classic of military outfitting: the 'Tripolina', a folding armchair used by the British army and designed by Joseph B. Fenby in 1877. They substituted the wooden skeleton and metal joints with a structure in tubular metal, a feature of the new so-called 'rationalist furnishings'. Between 1947 and 1951, the Butterfly Chair was present in the Knoll catalogue, and since its debut,Butterflyhas been a huge success as a symbol of lightness, freedom, and a lifestyle that evokes an informal elegance.
Height: 35” inches / 90cm
Width: 32” inches / 82cm
Depth: 29” inches / 76cm
Seat Height: 12” inches /32cm