Butterfly Sofa System
Butterfly Sofa System
Butterfly Sofa System
Butterfly Sofa System
Butterfly Sofa System

Butterfly Sofa System


The Butterfly sofa designed by Patricia Urquiola gets its name from the “butterfly” shape created by the outer corner that joins the armrest and the backrest. It is a modular seating system that responds effectively to the needs of modularity and comfort, suitable for free and informal usage. Its modular structure is shaped around an ottoman, which is the base piece, and which, when integrated with the backrest and/or the armrest, becomes a central or terminal element, either left or right. The combination of these elements, using a simple joint system, makes it possible to freely set up versatile configurations, from in-line sofas to corner solutions, from the front facing to lounge layouts.

The Butterfly sofa is the first textile sofa in B&B Italia Outdoor collection and is characterized by soft and sinuous shapes. Completely upholstered, it leverages the company’s production technology, with materials and solutions designed for outdoor use, in order to take outdoors the quality and comfort that has always characterized indoor seating. The system includes a family of complements, seamlessly integrated with the seats, making it possible to design many compositions suitable for different space customization requirements. The strong material component of Butterfly’s cover and the softness of its shapes are an invitation to comfort, which, together with the modularity of the system, make it ideal for transversal projects, from hotels to marine applications.

Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain, and currently, lives and works in Milan. She studied at the faculty of Architecture at the Madrid Politecnico and at Politecnico di Milano, where she graduated in 1989. From 1990 to 1996 she served as assistant professor to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli at the Milan Polytechnic. During this time she has also led the product development department at DePadova, where she designed together with Vico Magistretti – she opened her own studio in 2001.

She has worked with leading manufacturers including Agape, Alessi, Axor, B&B Italia, Bart Design, Bisazza, BMW, Bosa, Budri, Chevalier Edition, Il Coccio, De Padova, De Vecchi, Emu, Fasem, Salvatore Ferragamo, Flos, Foscarini, Glas Italia, Kartell, Kvadrat, Mixing Media, Maurice Lacroix, Liv’it, Peter Mabeo, Moroso, Mutina, Olivari, Panasonic, Paola Lenti, Rosenthal, Champagne Ruinart, San Lorenzo, Tronconi.

Many of her products are included in the permanent collection of several museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Urquiola has received awards including Designer of the Year, Elle Decor International Design Awards, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, and the Design Prize Cologne.

Please call CONTEXT at 800.886.0867 to review textile options, pricing, and current lead times for both custom and Quick Ship options.

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Internal frame: tubular steel and steel profiles

Internal frame upholstery: Bayfit® (Bayer®) flexible cold shaped polyurethane foam, water repellent polyester fiber cover

Cover: outdoor fabric in limited categories

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