Since all the kids have gone back to school and the streets are once again quiet, it got me to thinking about what would be the perfect school chair, I think it would be the Butterfly chair by Ercol!
Sculpted back and seat, upright yet comfortable, wooden and cool (no sweaty plastic thank you!), yep I believe it would be spot on…
Ercol have been making the Butterfly chair since 1958. It was designed by Ercol‘s founder Lucian Ercolani in 1956 and was a revolutionary design in it’s time due to the seat and back’s curved shape, thanks to Ercolani‘s perfected technique of steam bending. He also steamed the Elm used for the legs to stop them from warping which allowed for the lovely contrast of different woods.
The Butterfly Chair was deemed a design classic but sadly did not sell very well and went out of production in the 1980’s. Margaret Howell asked Ercol to reproduce it in 2010 for her stores and slowly the chair’s sales started to sky rocket.