ercol 'Originals' 401 Butterfly Chair
Impeccably crafted dining chairs from British maker Ercol.
The voluptuous curves on this design create an intrinsically eye-catching chair. The inherent springiness in the bent plies of the seat and back and the sculpted recessed shape, as well as the moulded wing shaped back provide a comfortable sit.
First launched in 1958 the Butterfly chair is just as fresh today. With distinctive curved bent plies, reminiscent of the profile of a butterfly’s wings, the butterfly chair is one of ercol’s most iconic designs. The chair goes wonderfully with the 382 Plank table or Treviso Desk.
A distinctive feature of Ercol furniture is the dedication to quality craftsmanship. This can be seen through the use of the classic Windsor wedge joint. This is where the leg of the chair goes right through the seat and a wedge is then inserted into a cut in the leg, forming a remarkably strong joint. Sanded off flush with the seat, the joint then provides a beautiful design element.
NOTE: Price is for a 401 Butterfly Chair in European beech and elm – stocked items only. Pricing on indent orders subject to change. Please ask us about the coloured options available: price indication is $1125
Materials: Available in a range of finishes
/ Natural beech + elm ply
/ Beech + elm seat with a selection environmentally friendly water based stains or a paint finishes
Makers Label: Ercol badge plate can be found on the back of the seat base