The Hardoy Butterfly chairs
Designed by Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, Antonio Bonet and Juan Kurchan, steel and canvas. Donated by Harry Seidler, 1988
The Hardoy ‘Butterfly’ chair was designed by Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, Antonio Bonet and Juan Kurchan in Argentina in 1938 and was manufactured by Knoll Furniture Company in America from 1946. The steel frame supports a canvas seat and the simplicity of its design has ensured that it has been copied around the world.
The original chair purchased by Harry Seidler in New York is in the Playroom at Rose Seidler House. Three reproductions have been purchased by the Trust and are displayed on the deck.