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Leather Butterfly Chair - Pampa Mariposa


Cuero Design have spent over 30 years refining and perfecting the iconic Butterfly Chair. Beautifully handcrafted in Sweden from luxurious 100% full-grain leather, the Butterfly 'Mariposa' Chair is the perfect modern lounge chair.

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Leather Butterfly Chair - Pampa Mariposa
Unit Price: £860.00
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Great reasons to buy the Cuero Design Butterfly Chair

  • Cuero's Butterfly Chair is the result of 30 years of refinement of the original chair. It offers an improvement in size & shape for unmatched comfort.
  • Handcrafted from the top 0.1% leather in the world. The Pampa Mariposa is made from chemical-free, 4mm thick, 100% full-grain, vegetable tanned leather.
  • Base made from 12mm solid Swedish steel for improved stability.
  • The Mariposa Butterfly Chair weighs just 12kg and can be moved around the home with ease.

The story of the iconic Butterly 'Mariposa' Chair

The Butterfly Chair is one of the most recognised chairs in design history. You can find them in the lobbies of five-star hotels, on the front cover of luxury design publications and in the homes of the most stylish. It was originally designed by 3 relatively unknown architects in Argentina, 1938. The architects - Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan & Jorge Ferrari Hardoy - developed the chair for an apartment building they were working on in Buenos Aires. Inspired by a folding chair called Tripolina that was being used by the military. They admired the simplicity and portability of the Tripolina and went about creating the Butterfly Chair in its likeness.

The Butterfly, or Mariposa Chair as it is sometimes referred to, caught the attention of MoMA direct Edgar Kaufmann Jr who purchased a few of the chairs, putting one straight into the museum's permanent collection, where it resides today. Knoll began manufacturing the iconic lounge chair in 1947 but given the number of counterfeit, imitations on the market, they were forced to stop production just four years later, in 1951.

For the last 30 years, Swedish furniture brand Cuero Design have been refining and improving the chair to address some complaints users had about the original design. They have updated the size and shape of the Butterfly and made it available in premium materials. Now handcrafted in Sweden this design classic features only the best 100% full-grain Italian vegetable tanned leather and 12cm thick solid Swedish Steel allowing for superior comfort and much-improved stability.

Available in a range of naturally treated unique leather tones, the Pampa Mariposa is a signature piece that has been developed to be enjoyed in the home or workplace for generations to come. This version is 30% larger than most imitation Butterfly Chairs on the market, making the lead the way in comfort and usability.

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