The Butterfly chair was initially designed and manufactured for the studio rooms at the Austral architecture agency. The design was come up with by the three architects who were employees at the agency, Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy. Referencing the names of the designers, the Butterfly chair also became known as the BKF chair in the Anglosphere.
The architect Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy won the Argentina design award in 1940 for the exceptional design of the chair. Nowadays the Butterfly chair is a classic and is found in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Manufakturplus continued developing the design of the classic product, offering it in several variations.
The Butterfly chair with acrylic coating is also available in white, cotton white, yellow, orange and red. The frame of the chair can be requested in a black or white colour, as well as in pearly gloss (silver), RAL or stainless steel. The Butterfly Mini and the Butterfly Stool with acrylic cover are also available.