Where are the first original butterfly leather chairs?

Leather butterfly chair: 80 years and still a classic of modern design

80 anniversary edition Big BKF butterfly chair

Leather butterfly chair: 80 years and still a classic of modern design

In December of 1938 the BKF was born from ideas that began in Paris, a chair consisting of an iron frame of 12 mm with a leather hanging. The leather was commissioned by a saddler, Rossi Caruso from Buenos Aires, that manufactured the saddles for polo players of the time.

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5 Best Steakhouses in Buenos Aires. All referred by a local to seriously eat like a local

5 Best Steakhouses in Buenos Aires. All referred by a local to seriously eat like a local

5 Best Steakhouses in Buenos Aires. All referred by a local to seriously eat like a local

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Where are the first original butterfly leather chairs?

Where are the first original butterfly leather chairs?

In 1938, three architects (members of an association known as Grupo Austral, one officially Catalan, Antonio Bonet Castellana, and two Argentines, Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy) presented the butterfly chair at a Buenos Aires exhibition. The design so impressed Kaufmann, then an industrial-design curator for the Museum of Modern Art, that he promptly imported one for his parents’ new weekend house, the famous Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.

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