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Hardoy | 80 years special edition | footrest
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Anniversary edition “80 years“
A special tribute to the HARDOY BUTTERFLY CHAIR: Our anniversary edition for the legendary chair's 80th birthday. This special edition made of classy black saddle leather is not only a tribute to the classic's still ongoing modern design, but also celebrates the chair’s elaborate and open-edge finish in particular: This way the premium black saddle leather with a thickness of up to five millimeters unfolds its full beauty and durability – like the original. The anniversary edition of the Hardoy is also characterized by additional edge reinforcement made of saddle leather and the insertion of a welt. The saddle leather, specifically produced for the anniversary edition, is characterized by its individual surface texture with visible neck folds. Over time a typical patina emerges which causes a very individual grip. The leather’s classy and semi-matt black color highlights the Hardoy’s unique organic silhouette. The all-metal frame is available in black or red (RAL 3020). The same applies to the circumferential yarn (twisted, waxed) of the cover. A matching stool as well as a footrest complete the anniversary trilogy by MANUFAKTURPLUS.

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HARDOY BUTTERFLY CHAIR – The timeless allrounder
The HARDOY BUTTERFLY CHAIR from 1938 is one of the most successful seating furniture in the world. Of course it has its constant place in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. According to the initials of the designers Bonet, Ferrari and Kurchan the chair is also called “BKF Chair“ and its organic, classic shape makes it a versatile and popular piece of furniture up until now. Its frame made of bent and firmly welded steel loops give it a sculptural silhouette. Due to its low weight it is easily transportable and even stackable. Whether in the living room, office, lounge or outdoor area – the broad offer of different cover materials proves the creative adaptability of our HARDOY BUTTERFLY CHAIR and completes every interior design concept in no time.

HARDOY and MANUFAKTURPLUS – Real legends deserve best quality
As a result of its great popularity the classic was copied and sold thousands of times in the past 80 years. But to this day the quality of these copies is very poor. This is what motivated us at MANUFAKTURPLUS to recreate the quality the classic deserves. Together with our broad network of breeders and master craftsmen we manufacture the HARDOY BUTTERFLY CHAIR in a way that its premium finishing is now in line with the timeless design. A chair – made for generations. Just what the inventors had in mind.

Our special highlight: The HARDOY BUTTERFLY CHAIR made of exclusive organic buffalo leather is unique in the world and can only be purchased at MANUFAKTURPLUS. The leather derives from water buffalos which are raised in Germany and live in herds out in the open almost all year according to organic standards. As defined by the “Cradle-to-Cradle“ principle we complete the value chain together with our breeders and use the leather for the centerpiece of our production: the HARDOY BUTTERFLY CHAIR. Of course we do not use unnecessary chemical substances and the premium material is purely vegetable tanned combined with natural colors. This way it remains compostable and can reenter the circle of life after its usage period. In addition to the HARDOY we also produce other products made of organic buffalo leather: for example the chair “Lounger M1“ as well as bags, organizers and shoes.

“We produce the HARDOY BUTTERFLY CHAIR with the greatest care and passion for detail, as expected from a real design legend. As our name already states, we rely on high-quality handcraft “Made in Germany“. We are commited to a sustainable management of natural ressources and the HARDOY BUTTERFLY CHAIR reflects this responsibilty – from production to sale.“