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Butterfly Chairs


New on Zazous, just in time for Christmas, is the gorgeous Butterfly chair. Handmade by artisans in India in sumptuous thick buffalo hide with a powder coated black steel frame. Only £185 with shipping included.


 


The Butterfly chair was designed in Buenos Aires in 1938 by the architects Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy and was developed for an apartment building they designed in Buenos Aires.






 In the early 1940s, it was produced in the US by Artek-Pascoe, Inc., New York. After the war, the US production rights were acquired by Hans Knoll, who had recognized its commercial potential in 1947 and added it to the Knoll line.







 



The chairís commercial success led to a surge in unauthorized replicas. After a losing a legal case for design-infringement, Knoll ceased production in 1951.


Since then, the butterfly chair continues to be produced by many manufacturers from many countries.




Created On  2 Dec 2019 13:40  -  Permalink

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