Butterfly Stool by Vitra
In a totally unique way, the Butterfly Stool blends Eastern shapes with the technique developed by Charles and Ray Eames of shaping plywood. The gently curved seat is reminiscent of the wings of a butterfly. A perfect simplistic accent to a modern home.
Overall Dimensions: 16.5" W x 12.25" D x 15.25"H
Sori Yanagi, born in 1915 in Tokyo, attended art school in the city and worked from 1940 to 1942 in the office of the designer Charlotte Perriand. In 1952, he founded the Yanagi Industrial Design Institute, which created a prolific number of articles of daily use and furnishings. Sori Yanagi's organic forms combine western industrial designs with Japanâ€™s native artisanal traditions. This successful synthesis made Sori Yanagi one of the most significant Japanese designers of the post-war era. In addition to furniture, he also designed lighting, glass objects, cutlery, childrens toys, metro stations, cars and motorcycles. In 1977, Sori Yanagi was named director of the Japanese Folk Art Museum in Tokyo.
To avoid staining and other damage, spills should be wiped away immediately with a soft cloth. A mild detergent can be used for more stubborn dirt. Do not use harsh cleaning agents or product containing silicone or abrasive. Additionally, furniture polish and wax is not recommended for use.