Current deco obsession: the butterfly chair

It ‘s a classic and my latest déco obsession. Its recognizable design adds that element of extra coolness you want for your space.

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It has some other names: BFK (from the names of its designers), Hardoy or sling chair. Based on an older wooden frame chair of the 19th century it was designed in 1938 in Argentina by Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy who had met while working in Le Corbusier ’s atelier.

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Its modern simplicity,  laid back style and affordable price made it one  of the most popular pieces in furniture history, since its mass production begun in the 40s. It has a folding metal structure and the cover can be made from a variety of materials from heavy cotton canva for exterior use to brown leather for interior space. It ’s lightweight, portable, and super comfortable.

 

Did you know that there is one of the first two butterfly chairs that arrived in the U.S. in 1938 had gone into the Fallingwater house of Frank Lloyd Wright.? The other one went to MOMA.

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My favorite is the brown leather one but I wouldn ’t say no to a couple of white canva butterfly chairs for my garden either.

 

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Τake a look at the pictures that follow and you will see that the butterfly chair looks as good on a deck as it would in your rustic / industrial / Scandinavian / greek island / minimal etc. style room.