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Hardoy | Butterfly Chair | Neck Leather
Manufakturplus >
Antonio Bonet >, Jorge Ferrari Hardoy >, Juan Kurchan >
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Seating-Armchairs >
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Product description

Manufakturplus - handmade from Germany - Made for generations
Hardoy Butterfly Chair - a chair that carries generations.

Steel black / white / clear coat | Stainless steel brushed | Stainless steel black | Steel chromed | Steel hot-dip galvanized
Colours: black, brown, coffee, blue, ivory
Chair: approx. 84x74x89x37 cm (WxDxHxSH)
Footrest: 60x48x47x47 cm
stool: approx. 43x43x48x38 cm (WxDxHxSH)
Rough, soft grain
Easy to maintain

The Neck leather used for the HARDOY BUTTERFLY CHAIR has a different structure than the original animal skin: Even and structured areas mix up. Especially the rough grain creates a nice feel of the surface and gives the cover its distinctive look. Of course, also in this case accurate material usage is important to us. Therefore, we use the Neck leather’s full substance of 4 to 6 millimeters and achieve high bearing capacity.

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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.“