This genuine Hide Butterfly Chair is handmade using iron and leather.
An iconic classic and stylish accent chair. This genuine hide butterfly chair, is a style of chair featuring a metal frame and a large hide sling hung from the frame’s highest points, creating a suspended seat. The design is popular for portable recreational seating. The leather can be easily removed and the iron frame is stackable making the butterfly chair ideal for lazy days in the garden as well as the home.
The chair was originally designed in Argentina by 3 architects who took inspiration from folding chairs used in the armed forces and it quickly became a feature of glossy interior magazines which has lasted throughout the Mid-Century regaining an new insurgence of popularity today. Adults love the laid back comfort whilst children can not resist climbing into the low slung hamock-like seat!
The leather/hide can be easily removed and the iron frame is stackable making the butterfly ideal for lazy days in the garden as well as the home.
H: 94cm W: 75cm D: 70cm
Note: Red has Gold Frame and Black/Brown, Blue has Black Frame
Due to the nature of leather dye, there may be some variation within the colour
Extract from House Beautiful
The first iteration of the now-iconic chair was the result of a collaboration between designers Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan, and Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy. After meeting while working together in the Paris studio of the renowned modernist architect and designer Le Corbusier, Bonet, Kurchan, and Ferrari Hardoy relocated to Buenos Aires (hometown of the latter two designers), where they founded the new design group Grupo Austral with the aim of bringing Le Corbusier’s urbanist ideas to Argentina. One of their first projects together was a redesign of a classic folding wood-and-canvas military chair known as the “Tripolina” (first introduced in 1877 for the British Army).