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Papilio Stool

c. 2018

by Naoto Fukasawa
for B&B Italia

Papilio Stool

by Naoto Fukasawa
for  B&B Italia

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The Papilio Stool, by Naoto Fuka­sawa for B&B Italia, combines comfort and contem­po­rary design. Its distinc­tive feature is the wing-like armrest posi­tioned on the side of the seat, provid­ing enhanced support and a sense of coziness.

The Papilio Stool is avail­able in two heights: Counter and Bar, allow­ing you to choose the perfect option for your kitchen island, bar counter, or high table. Uphol­stery options include a selec­tion of fabrics and leather from the collec­tion, offer­ing a range of colors and textures to comple­ment your interior style.

For quick-ship options for the Papilio Stool refer to the spec sheet provided on the left-hand side or contact us at 800.886.0867 for further assis­tance and detailed information.


Naoto Fukasawa


Japanese industrial design icon Naoto Fukasawa is known for work that is simultaneously sculptural and functional. From CD players, cell phones, and electrical appliances, to furniture for sitting, sleeping and eating, Fukasawa’s work is always museum-quality. In fact, a wall-mounted CD player he designed for Muji is part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. Inspired by the outline and the shape of a volume or item, he looks for inspiration in the subconscious thoughts that humans have about objects.

Fukasawa has immersed himself in the electronics world since the beginning of his career, at Seiko Epson in Japan, where he designed products such as wrist TVs and mini printers. He also spent time in the U.S. working with companies in Silicon Valley, and was involved in the development of a design concept for Apple. He continued to dream up technological products when he returned to Japan, while at the same time taking on impressive furniture collaborations that quickly made him a household name in the industry. As a furniture designer, he has collaborated on award-winning pieces for B&B Italia, Driade, Magis, Artemide, Danese, Boffi, and more. Works like the Piccola Papilio lounge for B&B Italia reveal Fukasawa’s energetic approach to minimalism. The chair’s enveloping form is utterly simplistic and captivatingly artful at the same time.

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