The Leather Mariposa Butterfly Chair is produced by the Swedish manufacturer cuero.
The chair was originally created by a trio of designers - Antonio Bonet, Jorge Ferrari and Juan Kurchan - working in 1930s Argentina. It's a tribute to their sense of innovation that this re-edition of the original model still looks strikingly on-trend. Originally named the 'BFK' after its designers' initials, the Butterfly Chair first found commercial success not in South America, but in the USA - appropriately enough, one of the early models is a prized exhibit in the New York Museum of Modern Art. As one of the hallmark pieces of 1950s and 1960s interior design, it remains an icon of consciously stylish and avant-garde living.
With its simple construction and the plain, utilitarian chic of its steel frame, this version stays true to its original principles of design and manufacture. Swedish interior specialists cuero have chosen a high-quality Italian leather for the seat and at 36cm from floor level, it's the perfect height and pitch for stretching out and relaxing. The Leather Mariposa Butterfly Chair deserves to be on display. Experiment with it near the fire, as a low window seat or within reaching distance of a good book.