Friday, 30 June 2017

Ferrari-Hardoy/Kurchan/Bonet: Butterflies Through Other Eyes #33

The Butterfly Chair, BKF or Hardoy Chair, originally designed in 1938 by a trio of architectural designers - Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, Juan Kurchan, and Antonio Bonet, is one of the most famous chair designs of the 20th Century and was quickly acknowledged as a design classic. It was mass produced in the 1950s with many manufacturers producing their own versions of the original, and very popular among teenagers and young couples wanting different, modern furniture to that of their parents. This Butterfly chair consists of a black enameled tubular solid steel frame with a suede or leather sling seat. It is light weight, and apparently very comfortable, like a hammock. This version of the Butterfly chair was manufactured by Knoll in the USA during the 1970s.