Product description

Once more, the language of the Japanese designer tends to accent details, even the least perceptible ones. Shapes carefully balanced to shift from the sinuous curves of the back to the lightness of the frame. The frame presents a constant thickness that widens at the top for a comfortable, relaxing posture. Covered in fabric or leather, the covers can be removed thanks to a metal zip fastener that is marks the back.

Internal frame: thermoplastic material shell
Internal frame upholstery: Bayfit® (Bayer®) flexible cold shaped polyurethane foam, polyester fibre cover
Legs: bright chromed or bronzed nickel painted tubular steel and steel profiles
Ferrules: thermoplastic material
Cover: fabric or leather in limited categories

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To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the company, established in Novedrate in 1966 by Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, B&B Italia has changed the “skin” of the armchair with footstool Grande Papilio, the seat designed by Naoto Fukasawa in 2009, and considered a cult item of contemporary design. Its unmistakeable sculptured profile features an enveloping back that seems to open like a butterfly’s wings, hence the armchair’s name. For this important anniversary, Grande Papilio 50° is manufactured in fifty numbered copies with an original natural sheepskin cover: fifty shades of white, as many as the number of hues of the original leathers, to soften its profile and generate an ideal link with the classical pieces of Scandinavian design.