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Butter­fly Sofa System

c. 2015

by Patricia Urquiola
for B&B Italia Outdoor

Butter­fly Sofa System

by Patricia Urquiola
for  B&B Italia Outdoor

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The Butter­fly outdoor sofa system by designer Patri­cia Urquiola for B&B Italia takes inspi­ra­tion from the elegant shape of a butter­fly, beau­ti­fully captured in the outer corner that grace­fully joins the armrest and back­rest. The design of this luxu­ri­ous modular seating system is to meet the needs of modern outdoor living, blend­ing comfort and versa­til­ity seam­lessly.
The Butter­fly system’s modular struc­ture anchors around an ottoman, which serves as the base piece. Adding the back­rest and armrest elements allows the ottoman to be trans­formed into a central or termi­nal part on either side, allow­ing for an array of versa­tile config­u­ra­tions. The simple joint system makes it easy to customize the layout, whether you desire a straight sofa or a cozy corner lounge.
Expe­ri­ence ulti­mate relax­ation and style with the Butter­fly sofa system, designed for the discern­ing client who appre­ci­ates form and function.


Patricia Urquiola


World-renowned designer Patricia Urquiola has already left a profound mark on the industry, and her prolific career is still catapulting ahead at full-speed. The Spanish designer’s eye for brilliant color and striking, sinuous forms turns her furniture, product, and interior designs into instant hits. Her expert understanding of composition, material, and form has garnered her commissions from the world’s most esteemed manufacturers, including Agape, Alessi, B&B Italia, Bisazza, Flos, Foscarini, Glas Italia, Kartell, Kvadrat, and Moroso. Pieces like her amorphous Bend sofa for B&B Italia reveal her talent for creating instantly eye-catching furniture that is also extremely inviting and human-centric.

Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain, and lives and works in Milan. After her schooling, she served as assistant professor to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli at the Milan Polytechnic. During this time she also led the product development department at DePadova, where she designed alongside Vico Magistretti. She opened her own studio in 2001.

In 2015, she was named the art director of legendary Italian house Cassina, where she has worked to resurrect the brand’s expansive archive and transform its flagship stores to reflect the more than 90-year-old company’s modern vision. She also produces designs for a wide range of global clients.

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