Japanese designer Sori Yanagi is not a traditionalist in the furniture design world. The Butterfly stool shown here is a prime example of the way that this mid twentieth century icon continually changed the potentially mundane lines of an essential piece of home decor into ethereal, sculptural beauty.
Yanagi chose a moulded plywood technique pioneered by American designers Charles and Ray Eames to create the sweeping butterfly silhouette, delivering a graceful, elegant stool. Despite its relatively small size, the contemporary, flowing piece has the power to captivate and produce a reaction from even the most stoic guests.
The beautiful HomeQ reproduction Butterfly stool’s premium design is covered in genuine, natural timber veneer.
- Premium design
- Matching cushion adds a soft touch
- Calligraphic, yet functional elegance
- Natural timber veneer
East Meets West
The 1956 original bound both sides of the veneer frame together using a single brass rod, seamlessly merging Japanese tradition with Western contemporary design. The original Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stool won the gold medal at the Milan Triennial in 1957; now you can bring this extraordinary design into your home.