Butterfly Stool by Vitra
designed by Sori Yanagi
In a totally unique way, the Butterfly Stool blends Eastern shapes with the technique developed by Charles and Ray Eames of shaping plywood. The gently curved silhouette is reminiscent of the wings of a butterfly.
- Available in maple or rosewood
- Matching cushion is available in red
- Dimensions: 15.25" h x 16.5" w x 12.25" d
The Vitra Home Collection is not an interior design system or a homogeneous product line which promotes a uniform style. Rather, Vitra considers the furnishing of one's home as a process of collage - a gradual assemblage of products and objects. Not to be confused with coincidental accumulation of things, this process is a conscious arrangement that grows and changes with regard to both content and style, according to the owner's individual preferences and circumstances.
About the Designer
Sori Yanagi, born in 1915 in Tokyo, attended art school in the city and worked from 1940 to 1942 in the office of the designer Charlotte Perriand. In 1952, he founded the Yanagi Industrial Design Institute, which created a prolific number of articles of daily use and furnishings. Sori Yanagiâ€™s organic forms combine western industrial designs with Japanâ€™s native artisanal traditions. This successful synthesis made Sori Yanagi one of the most significant Japanese designers of the post-war era. In addition to furniture, he also designed lighting, glass objects, cutlery, childrenâ€™s toys, metro stations, cars and motorcycles. In 1977, Sori Yanagi was named director of the Japanese Folk Art Museum in Tokyo.
About the Manufacturer
Vitra has manufactured furniture designs by Charles & Ray Eames and George Nelson since 1957. Building on this foundation over the years, the company has developed a wide range of furnishings for the office, for the home and for public spaces in collaboration with progressive designers.
Founded in 1950 as a family-owned company, Vitra is known as more than just a design-oriented manufacturing company. The name also brings to mind the Vitra Design Museum, as well as a collection of modern furniture and its accompanying archive, workshops and publications on topics of design, and an architectural concept that unites buildings by Frank Gehry, Nicholas Grimshaw, Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, Alvaro Siza, Herzog & de Meuron and SANAA at the Vitra Headquarters in Birsfelden (Switzerland) and on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein (Germany).
Materials & Measurements
Lacquered molded plywood, brass fixings; Cushion: Hallingdal fabric
Overall: 15.25" h x 16.5" w x 12.25" d
Cushion: 1.5" h x 16.25" w x 13" l
Vitra has long been concerned about a healthy environment. It is a topic that exerts influence over all that the company undertakes. For Vitra, the primary focus has always been and continues to be the longevity of the products it produces.
Since 1997, Vitra has been certified according to the DIN EN ISO 9001 and DIN EN ISO 14001 standards for quality and environmental management. Always desiring to manage resources as responsibly as possible, Vitra strives to reconcile materials, packaging and recycling processes with dwindling resources, increasingly scarce energy supplies and the ever-greater impact on the environment.