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Butterfly Stool

Sori Yanagi, 1954

The classic Butterfly Stool by the Japanese designer Sori Yanagi combines Eastern forms with the plywood moulding technique developed by Charles and Ray Eames. The gently curving silhouette of the twin seat shells is reminiscent of a butterfly's wings. Thanks to its iconic shape, the stool – fabricated in either maple or palisander – asserts a strong presence even in spacious lobbies and lounges.