Butterfly chair: a vintage touch in your home


Vintage style is becoming more and more popular in interior design. To create this style in your home, it is not necessary to invite an interior design specialist. With a good dose of imagination and a certain analytical mindset it is quite possible to transform the decorative style of your living room! Today the market offers a wide range of vintage furniture. Among the current favorites, we present the Butterfly chair.

Close-up of the Butterfly chair

Recall that the Butterfly interior furniture series was created in 1938 by designers Ferrari-Hardoy, Bonet and Kurchan. Combining their know-how and imagination, these designers were inspired by a chair used by British officers in the 19th century. Butterfly chairs were an instant success because of their design. In a short time, they became a must-have element of the original interior. In the 1950s, the Butterfly chair was renamed the AA chair, which stands for Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, the oldest architectural magazine.

In appearance, the Butterfly chair consists of an epoxy-coated steel wire frame. The frame can be disassembled for greater mobility. In addition, the leather, cotton or leather finish makes this indoor chair lightweight. Also known as butterfly chairs, some models can be used both indoors and outdoors. In addition, to combine modern and vintage style, we suggest combining it with an aluminum garden lounge or resin garden lounge. You can also enjoy the soft sway of an air chair by combining the swing with a Butterfly chair.

How to choose a butterfly chair?

It is because of its unique and innovative design as well as its versatility that the Butterfly chair is such a success. Nowadays, there is a wide range of models, in which it is sometimes difficult to understand. Therefore, it is useful to know what criteria to keep in mind during the selection stage.


The choice of fabric is very important when it comes to buying a butterfly chair. It is recommended to choose a breathable fabric that is suitable for all seasons and pleasant to the touch. Today, there are materials that are waterproof and UV resistant. Its endurance can be adapted to external conditions. Otherwise, to emphasize the vintage effect, leather remains the most reasonable alternative for the outer covering.


Those who intend to use a butterfly chair in the home can choose a monochrome fabric of soft colors. In this way, the design will be harmonious and relaxing.

On the other hand, if you like extravagant things to impress your guests, you should know that AA chairs are available in different colors. You’ll have a wide selection of Butterfly chairs with original patterns and bright colors.

To match the spirit of the outdoor space and bring a warm atmosphere to the garden, Butterfly chairs are also available with geometric or floral patterns. This way you can avoid the false sense of harmony of having a hanging chair or lounger nearby in the garden.

The size of the chair

Whether it is a piece of garden furniture or the centerpiece of your living room, size is one of the most important criteria when buying a butterfly chair. Although the goal is comfort and relaxation, the furniture should not be bulky. Make your choice depending on your living space.

A true tribute to vintage style, the Butterfly chair is equally well suited to be placed indoors, in the garden or on the patio. Its unique design and light weight make it indispensable, especially since it provides superior comfort. No need to invest in cushions.