Town and Country's August 2018 issue featured the Butterfly Chair from Knoll in their "T&C Sourecebook," a monthly round-up of design ideas and inspiration. Admiring Cassina's booth at this year's Salone del Mobile, a reproduction of a 1959 dorm room designed by Charlotte Perriand, Town and Country editors saw dorm room design as an appropriate theme for their August T&C Sourcebook. The T&C Sourcebook included a curated selection of pieces, seen at Salone del Mobile 2018, that belong in a modern, avant-garde Milanese dorm room.
The Butterfly Chair was designed by Jorge Ferrari Hardoy in 1938 – the same year Knoll was founded – and featured in the company’s catalog from 1947 to 1951. The Butterfly Chair invented a new way of sitting, freeing its users from social formalisms and enabling them to engage in a new kind of conviviality. Minimal and open design would later form the basis for contemporary furniture developed from the 1950s onwards, a style championed by American Modernism. Today, the Butterfly Chair is still recognized as a classic of modernity that enjoys universal success. For its eightieth anniversary, Knoll reintroduced the Butterfly Chair. The classic silhouette – linear, pure and continuous, forming a cocoon type womb – has been reimagined in FilzFelt upholstery.