Butterfly Stool

Butterfly Stool, Sori Yanagi, Formed plywood

Photo credit: Griffin PR

Date: 1954

Designer: Sori Yanagi

Place of Origin: Japan

Sori Yanagi’s Butterfly Stool’s gently curving lines are reminiscent of a butterfly which is ready to take flight. Yanagi made use of innovative pressed plywood molding techniques pioneered by the Eames brothers to craft this stool, which offers simple comfort and assembly.

Yanagi became a significant name in the furniture design scene of post-war Japan, often blending the industrial design ethos of the West with Japanese nature-inspired artistry. This combination of form and function captures the essence of timeless design accessible to all.