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Cuero | A classic duo: the butterfly chair & the Icelandic lambskin

Cuero | A classic duo: the butterfly chair & the Icelandic lambskin

Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, two young architects, returned to Buenos Aires in the late 1930’s. They brought along Antonio Bonet i Castellana, a Catalonian colleague and friend with whom they had been collaborating at Le Corbusier’s studio in Paris. Together, the three of them also brought a clear vision for a modern version of “La Tripolina”, a chair designed in 1877. The three men’s own chair design first saw light in December 1938. Solid steel (12 mm) was used for the frame, the seat being made from heavy-duty leather. The latter was handcrafted by Cuatrini, a famous saddle maker who worked for leading polo saddlery, Rossi & Caruso. Only a few examples were produced. Despite winning some awards, the chairs were left unsold in a Buenos Aires store. Two of the chairs were finally brought to the US. One of these can still be admired at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Some years after the Second World War, a new generation was ready for the trio’s seating concept. Originally named the BKF (the initials of the three designers), the design became known as the “Butterfly Chair” or the “Bat”. Mass production took off in the 50’s and 60’s. In those decades, millions of teenagers chose the design as their first “own chair”. It allowed them to sit in a new laid-back manner that was not always approved of by their parents. Thanks to Cuero, and our more than 25 years in the leather industry, 4 new and exciting versions of this modern classic are now being produced in Sweden. “Mariposa” is Spanish and can be translated as “Butterfly”.
Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, two young architects, returned to Buenos Aires in the late 1930’s. They brought along Antonio Bonet i Castellana, a ...
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Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, two young architects, returned to Buenos Aires in the late 1930’s. They brought along Antonio Bonet i Castellana, a Catalonian colleague and friend with whom they had been collaborating at Le Corbusier’s studio in Paris. Together, the three of them also brought a clear vision for a modern version of “La Tripolina”, a chair designed in 1877. The three men’s own chair design first saw light in December 1938. Solid steel (12 mm) was used for the frame, the seat being made from heavy-duty leather. The latter was handcrafted by Cuatrini, a famous saddle maker who worked for leading polo saddlery, Rossi & Caruso. Only a few examples were produced. Despite winning some awards, the chairs were left unsold in a Buenos Aires store. Two of the chairs were finally brought to the US. One of these can still be admired at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Some years after the Second World War, a new generation was ready for the trio’s seating concept. Originally named the BKF (the initials of the three designers), the design became known as the “Butterfly Chair” or the “Bat”. Mass production took off in the 50’s and 60’s. In those decades, millions of teenagers chose the design as their first “own chair”. It allowed them to sit in a new laid-back manner that was not always approved of by their parents. Thanks to Cuero, and our more than 25 years in the leather industry, 4 new and exciting versions of this modern classic are now being produced in Sweden. “Mariposa” is Spanish and can be translated as “Butterfly”.
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  • Butterfly Chair | Chocolate

    Regular Price: €979

    Special Price €783.20

  • Butterfly Chair | Polo

    Regular Price: €979

    Special Price €783.20

  • Butterfly Chair | Oak

    Regular Price: €979

    Special Price €783.20

  • Butterfly Chair | Black

    Regular Price: €979

    Special Price €783.20

  • Butterfly Chair | Nature

    Regular Price: €979

    Special Price €783.20

  • Butterfly Chair Icelandic Sheepskin | Sh...

    Regular Price: €889

    Special Price €711.20

  • Butterfly Chair Icelandic Sheepskin | Sh...

    Regular Price: €889

    Special Price €711.20

  • Butterfly Chair Icelandic Sheepskin | Lo...

    Regular Price: €889

    Special Price €711.20

  • Butterfly Chair Icelandic Sheepskin | Lo...

    Regular Price: €889

    Special Price €711.20

  • Butterfly Chair Icelandic Sheepskin | Lo...

    Regular Price: €889

    Special Price €711.20

  • Butterfly Chair Icelandic Sheepskin | Sh...

    Regular Price: €989

    Special Price €791.20

  • Butterfly Chair Icelandic Sheepskin | Sh...

    Regular Price: €989

    Special Price €791.20

  • Butterfly Chair Icelandic Sheepskin | Lo...

    Regular Price: €989

    Special Price €791.20

  • Butterfly Chair Icelandic Sheepskin | Lo...

    Regular Price: €989

    Special Price €791.20

  • Butterfly Chair Icelandic Sheepskin | Sh...

    Regular Price: €1,249

    Special Price €999.20

  • Butterfly Chair Icelandic Sheepskin | Lo...

    Regular Price: €1,079

    Special Price €863.20

  • Icelandic Sheepskin | Wild White

    Regular Price: €99

    Special Price €79.20

  • Icelandic Sheepskin | Wild Black

    Regular Price: €99

    Special Price €79.20

  • Icelandic Sheepskin | Wild Brown

    Regular Price: €149

    Special Price €119.20

  • Icelandic Sheepskin | Wild Grey

    Regular Price: €189

    Special Price €151.20

  • Stool Tricorona | Black

    Regular Price: €199

    Special Price €194

  • Stool Tricorona | Polo

    Regular Price: €199

    Special Price €194

  • Stool Tricorona | Chocolate

    Regular Price: €199

    Special Price €194

  • Stool Tricorona | Naturel

    Regular Price: €199

    Special Price €194

  • Stool Tricorona | Oak

    Regular Price: €199

    Special Price €194

  • Sheepskin Stool Flying Goose | Shorn Whi...

    Regular Price: €199

    Special Price €159.20

  • Sheepskin Stool Flying Goose | Shorn Bro...

    Regular Price: €199

    Special Price €159.20

  • Sheepskin Stool Flying Goose | Long Whit...

    Regular Price: €199

    Special Price €159.20

  • Sheepskin Stool Flying Goose | Long Blac...

    Regular Price: €199

    Special Price €159.20

  • Sheepskin Stool Flying Goose | Shorn Bla...

    Regular Price: €199

    Special Price €159.20

  • Sheepskin Stool Flying Goose | Shorn Gre...

    Regular Price: €239

    Special Price €191.20

  • Sheepskin Stool Flying Goose | Shorn Whi...

    Regular Price: €249

    Special Price €199.20

  • Sheepskin Stool Flying Goose | Shorn Bla...

    Regular Price: €249

    Special Price €199.20

  • Sheepskin Stool Flying Goose | Shorn Bro...

    Regular Price: €249

    Special Price €199.20

  • Sheepskin Stool Flying Goose | Shorn Gre...

    Regular Price: €289

    Special Price €231.20

  • Sheepskin Stool Flying Goose | Long Whit...

    Regular Price: €249

    Special Price €199.20

  • Sheepskin Stool Flying Goose | Long Blac...

    Regular Price: €249

    Special Price €199.20

  • Modern Wood Side Table Jupiter | Birch

    Regular Price: €269

    Special Price €254

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