butterfly chair


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

Illustration of butterfly chair

Illustration of butterfly chair

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Black butterfly chairs by Angelucci 20th Century sit out in the sun around an above-ground fire pit that sets the sculptural stage for a cozy evening by firelight. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 10 Mar. 2023 Spacious tents have heated beds and private redwood platforms with leather butterfly chairs, while two communal bathhouses sport both indoor and outdoor showers and organic bath products. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 9 Mar. 2023 Next to it, a butterfly chair is strategically placed underneath the shade of a towering fig tree. Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2022 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, 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, 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, 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, 14 Sep. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of butterfly chair was in 1950

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“Butterfly chair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butterfly%20chair. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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