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Butterfly Stool - Oak Veneer

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  • Butterfly Stool Oak Veneer image.
  • Butterfly Stool Oak Veneer image.

Butterfly Stool - Oak Veneer

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Delivered 10 - 12 weeks



The Butterfly stool designed by Sori Yanagi in 1954, combines Eastern shapes with the technique for modelling multiplex developed by Charles and Ray Eames. It beautifully manifested the concept of symmetry while the Butterfly incorporates eastern shapes to create a soothing and comfortable design. Because of its unique style and functionality, it now resides in the Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art, among other fine museums worldwide.

Butterfly Stool
Butterfly Stool

Designed as per the original

Add a unique element to any room with this beautiful Butterfly Stool by Designer Editions. Its sleek design features two contoured plywood pieces that join together to create a streamlined silhouette with a sturdy and durable design. A high end style that resembles the original wavy shape that evokes the fluttering wings of a butterfly. Made with finest quality walnut veneer in an unusual design, that is sure to draw comment.


Butterfly Stool
  • Frame: Walnut Veneer
  • Legs: Wood
  • Fabric: Plywood
  • Warranty: 5 Years
  • Assembly: N/A
  • Instructions: N/A
  • Care:  Dust Cleaner
  • Clean: Spot Clean
  • Dimension: Width 43cm, Depth 29cm, Height 43cm
  • Packing Dimension: Width 46cm, Depth 46cm, Height 36cm
  • CBM: 0.076 Product Weight: 5kg
Inspired By

Sori Yanagi

Having the background of studying both art and architecture in school, Sori Yanagi pioneered Japanese postwar industrial design. Born as a son of the Japanese Folk Crafts Museum founder, Soetsu Yanagi, in 1915. He played a role in Japanese modern design developed after World War II to the high-growth period in the Japanese economy. After World War II, he designed many products: furniture, three-wheeled vehicles, Olympic cauldrons, pedestrian overpasses, etc. Sori Yanagi’s organic forms combine western industrial designs with Japan’s native artisanal traditions. Through the decades Yanagi's work has remained faithfully simple and unpretentious, with gentle and rounded forms because they "radiate human warmth". His philosophy and passion towards the organic beauty in his line of work have been appreciated around the world. Most of Yanagi's designs are very simple and beautiful. His products illustrate his thinking: true beauty is not made; it is born naturally. When he created a new product, he made the first versions over and over by hand, seeking new forms that took shape from both new and old ideas. He died in Tokyo in 2011 at the age of 96.

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