Butterfly Sofa System
for B&B Italia Outdoor
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.
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.