butterfly chair


Definition of butterfly chair

: a chair for lounging consisting of a cloth sling supported by a frame of metal tubing or bars

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Recent Examples on the Web The American furniture company revived a Bastiano sofa by Tobia Scarpa and the famous Hardoy butterfly chair, designed in 1938 by Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy and sold by Knoll from 1947 to 1951. Arlene Hirst, Curbed, "At Milan Design Week this year, nostalgia was in," 2 May 2018 Photos via Finques Frigola A home by catalan architect Antoni Bonet Castellana, perhaps best known for designing the iconic B.K.F butterfly chair with Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, is on the market in the seaside city of Calella, Spain. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Impressive modernist home built into the cliffs of Spain wants $7.1M," 20 Apr. 2018 Interiors are filled with requisite Japanese touches like washi paper, charcoal-granite ofuro (soaking tubs), and rattan butterfly chairs. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Ise-Shima Peninsula Is a Portal Into Old Japan," 2 June 2017 In the dining area, a tall tubular Muller Van Severen metal lamp looms above antique glassware once owned by Bjorn’s grandparents and a rusting butterfly chair that Van Severen found on the street. Alice Rawsthorn, New York Times, "A 19th-Century Mansion Turned Law Office — Then Home," 14 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of butterfly chair

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Butterfly chair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butterfly%20chair. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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