More butterflies

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Our first post has given us a great idea for our second.  Which butterfly is your favourite?  It's a tricky one ....... we just can't choose between the Series 7 and the Ercol.

Arne Jacobsen's Series 7 (3107) was designed in 1955. It takes nine sheets of veneer, two layers of cotton backing, up to five coats of paint and 11 days to make a 3107. Phew! It is the classic chair often designated as The Butterfly.

Launched in 1958, Ercol's Butterfly Chair showcased their extensive development work which enabled the bending of thick wood laminations to create the beautiful curves of this chair. This butterfly is beautifully crafted in beech and elm and has recently been relauched as part of the Ercol Originals range.

Pierre Paulin's Butterfly Chair dates from 1964. Still unconventional after all these years, this butterfly is Paulin's answer to The Bauhaus. A wink and a nod to Mies, Breuer and Le Corbusier?

Designed by Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy in 1938 this Butterfly Chair houses a brown leather sling seat on a steel frame.


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