AirborneButterfly Chair (1938), Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan & Jorge Ferrari Hardoy
Designed in 1938 by Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, the Butterfy Chair is arguably one of the most well-known chairs in the world. The chair is based on a chair used by British officers during military campaigns: the Fenby Chair, named after its creator Joseph Fenby. The first Butterfly Chair had a black frame with a brown leather sling.
The Butterfly Chair was initially manufactured by Knoll, but they stopped making the chair in the late forties. Founded in 1951 by Charles Bernard, Airborne put the mythical chair back on the market.
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