80th ANNIVERSARY EDITION FOR THE BUTTERFLY CHAIR (1938-2018)
A special tribute to the ARGENTINIAN BKF BUTTERFLY CHAIR: Our anniversary edition for the legendary chair's 80th birthday. This special edition made of classy light uniform brown vintage 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 light brown saddle leather with a thickness of up to six 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. A matching footrest complete the anniversary by Big BKF Buenos Aires.
The Big BKF® combo polo leather with Ottoman (both in black iron frame) is an instantly recognizable piece made by our Designer team fascination with the butterfly chair, most specifically the first draws paintings of the architects during the 1930s, were the inspiration for this unique, sculptural dissasemble ottoman. This Big BKF Combo is handcrafted by Argentine artisans in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
If you need a combo in chrome, copper gold or Stainless Steel frame, please do not hesitate to ask.
Size: 84 (H) x 78 (W) x 78 (D) cm | Ottoman: 48 (H) x 50 (W)
Origin: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Difference between this 80th Anniversary Edition compared with regular Polo leather and Vaqueta leather chairs.
Firstly, let us explain about the difference between Polo leather and Vaqueta leather. We named Polo to the thickest leather, the most durable (you can pass on for generations) and Vaqueta our thinner leather, 3,2 mm of thickness VS 2 mm. Why Polo? Because it's the same leather used to craft polo boots and saddles. Polo leather needs more time of using to mold and get the body shape. The more you use them, the softer the leather becomes.
When we affirm that our Polo leather covers will last a lifetime, most people can't imagine a product that lasts a lifetime and even improves with age. But, at least with quality leather chairs, this is definitely the case, a result of a combination between 2 main advantages from our Argentinian leather.
1) Grass fed production. Argentina it's one of the larger producers of natural beef and leather in the World. Most of our beef production becomes form the Northwest of Buenos Aires, large extensions of flat lands and the adequate weather enable free-range farming and abundance. Moreover, cows do not require balanced feed, a crucial point in this matter, and consequently, cows provide a fibrous and elastic material which, after being industrialized, becomes a fine grain, flexible, soft, durable and resistant product.
2) Vegetable tanned leather: we use vegetable tannins from the trees located in the north of Argentina, that makes a deliciously scented product with woody and sweet notes.
Another difference are the borders and the stitches. When you see our Vaqueta leather cover is crafted making a rounded border and thin thread (but same strong to support 160 kg). Polo leather cover is made with flat edges and thicker thread, same used for sewing saddles. When we craft the Polo leather cover we make a border of 4 meters long and 3 cm wide that it's stitched and makes the cover even stronger, the result is 6,4 mm edge thickness.
In this 80th Anniversary limited edition we are using 4 mm leather thickness making a double border so the result is 8 mm edges, a butterfly chair most durable and thickest natural leather we craft.
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