Butterfly | BKF Chair

The Butterfly Chair, also known as the BKF chair, is a modern chair consisting of a self-supporting slung surface over a steel framework structure. Designed in 1938 by the trio of architects Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan, and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy with the goal of creating a lightweight, collapsible, and portable seating solution, the Butterfly Chair achieves its purpose by using a single suspended material that functions as both seat and covering. Featuring a hammock-like level of comfort and and a universally simple design, the Butterfly Chair is a classic concept that has led to numerous duplicates. The Butterfly Chair has a width of 32.25” | 82 cm, a depth of 30” | 76 cm, a back height of 35.5” | 90 cm, and a seat height of 12.5” | 32 cm. The seating surface can be customized and is typically leather, canvas, or a variety of other fabrics.

Butterfly Chair has a height of 35.5” | 90 cm.
The Butterfly Chair has an overall height of 35.5” | 90 cm, width of 32.25” | 82 cm, and depth of 30.0” | 76 cm.
The Butterfly Chair has an overall height of 35.5” | 90 cm, width of 32.25” | 82 cm, and depth of 30.0” | 76 cm. The seat height of the Butterfly Chair is set at 12.5” | 32 cm with arms at .
The Butterfly Chair has an overall height of 35.5” | 90 cm, length of , and depth of 30.0” | 76 cm.
The Butterfly Chair has an overall height of 35.5” | 90 cm, length of , and depth of 30.0” | 76 cm. The seat height of the Butterfly Chair is set at 12.5” | 32 cm.
Butterfly Chair have an overall length of and width of 32.25” | 82 cm. Butterfly Chair have an overall area of .
The Butterfly Chair has an overall height of 35.5” | 90 cm, length of , and depth of 30.0” | 76 cm. The Butterfly Chair has a seat height set at 12.5” | 32 cm and an arm height of .
The average Butterfly Chair has an overall height of 35.5” | 90 cm, withers (shoulder) height of 12.5” | 32 cm, and body length of . A typical Butterfly Chair weighs between and has a lifespan of roughly 1938.
The typical Butterfly Chair has an overall height of 35.5” | 90 cm and body length of . An average Butterfly Chair weighs between and has a typical lifespan of 1938.
Butterfly Chair has a width of 32.25” | 82 cm and height of 35.5” | 90 cm.
The Butterfly Chair has a height of 35.5” | 90 cm, width of 32.25” | 82 cm, and a depth of 30.0” | 76 cm. The Butterfly Chair was released in 1938.
The Butterfly | BKF Chair has a height of 35.5” | 90 cm, width of 32.25” | 82 cm, depth of 30.0” | 76 cm, and weighs . The Butterfly | BKF Chair was released in 1938.
Collection of drawings of the Butterfly | BKF Chair from the side, front, and plan with dimensions

The Butterfly Chair, also known as the BKF chair, is a modern chair consisting of a self-supporting slung surface over a steel framework structure. Designed in 1938 by the trio of architects Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan, and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy with the goal of creating a lightweight, collapsible, and portable seating solution, the Butterfly Chair achieves its purpose by using a single suspended material that functions as both seat and covering. Featuring a hammock-like level of comfort and and a universally simple design, the Butterfly Chair is a classic concept that has led to numerous duplicates. The Butterfly Chair has a width of 32.25” | 82 cm, a depth of 30” | 76 cm, a back height of 35.5” | 90 cm, and a seat height of 12.5” | 32 cm. The seating surface can be customized and is typically leather, canvas, or a variety of other fabrics.

Common Questions
Common Questions
Common Questions
What are lounge chairs?
Lounge chairs are a variety of chair styles designed to allow a person to stretch out in a reclined or lounging position. Lounge chairs are often adjustable and include chaise longues, recliners, easy chairs, and armless backed chairs paired with ottomans.
What is the seat height of a lounge chair?
Lounge chairs are typically designed to be lower and more reclined than other chair types and range in seat heights from 12.5”-17” (32-43 cm).

Where are lounge chairs used?
Lounge chairs are best used in spaces where relaxing often occurs such as residential living rooms, reading rooms, and bedrooms or as signature accent pieces in high visibility spaces such as lobbies and reception spaces.

Details

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Height: 
35.5” | 90 cm
Width:
32.25” | 82 cm
Depth:
30.0” | 76 cm
Length:
Seat Height
12.5” | 32 cm
Arm Height
Weight:

Materials (Structure): Steel frame
Materials (Seat): Leather, canvas, fabric
Designer: Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan, Jorge Ferrari Hardoy

Year
1938

Drawings include:
Butterfly | BKF Chair front elevation, front (person), side, plan

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