Designed in 1938, this chair now has a permanent place in MoMa in New York. Choose from either the black legs or chrome depending on your preference. It was inspired by Le Corbusier, one of the pioneers of modern architecture, with whom its three designers ( Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, Antonio Bonet and Juan Kurchan) worked in the thirties.
One of the reasons I love it is because it’s a bit like a deckchair and there’s nothing like sitting on a deckchair to make you think of blue skies and sunny days. And if you add a fur throw or soft cushion to it, it becomes a slightly decadent object.
On a recent trip to Switzerland, I saw this rather fabulous faux reindeer deckchair and instantly wanted to spend an hour sitting there and drinking hot chocolate. Sadly, as it was for sale outside a shop and not a cafe, I had to move on, but the AA Butterfly reminds me a little of that, so for that reason it earns its place in the hall of 365 Objects of Design.
So the weather outside is frightful, you might as well be cosy inside and a good chair will take you halfway there. A good book and a glass of wine or cup of tea will do the rest.
See you in the Spring.