Tendo - BUTTERFLY STOOL - Sori Yanagi

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Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stool in Rosewood
Tendo, made in Japan.

Japanese Original Butterfly - Sori Yanagi Stool - Tendo. Hard to find Japanese Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stool made by the original manufacturer Tendo in Japan. Mint deadstock; the Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stook remains unopened in the original box from Tendo. Tendo has been the original manufacturer for the Butterfly Stool and they have been in continuous production ever since. Tendo was selected by Sori Yanagi himself because of their quality craftsmanship and experience with the traditional craft of Japanese furniture. We were extremely lucky to be able to find a very limited number of these "made in Japan" Butterfly Stools from an avid collector couple (husband and wife) who purchased them in Japan. This production dates to the 1990s. The chairs were stored in a climate-controlled warehouse ever since they were purchased and were never used. The Butterfly Stool is in mint condition. The outer cardboard Tendo box shows some signs of age. The ship fully assembled (unlike the Vitra edition). Limited to stock on hand.
Only 1 piece left.

Is there any design object more beautiful than Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool? The elegant Yanagi Butterfly stool is truly one of the most perfect side stools ever created. This very hard to find, original Sori Yanagi Butterfly stool was made by the original Japanese manufacturer Tendo. This is not the Vitra production from Europe! Only 5 (five) pieces available. New old stock. In original Tendo Japan cardboard box, never used and in mint condition. Very rare original Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stool in Rosewood made by the authorized Japanese manufacturer Tendo. Purchased in Japan by the previous owners but they were never used. A rare opportunity to acquire the original Japanese edition of the Butterfly Stool. Marked with Tendo label and number (which could be different from the photo). Original Tendo cardboard box with Tendo logo. Authenticity is guaranteed.

There are currently two authorized productions on the market 1) Tendo edition: the original Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stool manufactured by Tendo in Japan; the first and original manufacturer from Sori Yanagi. 2) The Vitra edition: fully authorized by Sori Yanagi but made by Vitra in Europe since the late 1990s. The version we offer is first one: manufactured by Tendo in Japan. The Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stool by Tendo is fully assembled in the box.

This Tendo Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stool by Tendo Japan is crafted with fine rosewood and has brass connectors. Sori Yanagi designed the Butterfly Stool in 1956. It is one of the most iconic pieces of mid century modern Japanese furniture design. Sori Yanagi's Butterfly Stool is a real feast for the eyes with its perfectly balanced sculptural silhouette which is reminiscent of the wings of a butterfly. Simple and refined, this classic wooden stool is a must have piece for any modern interior. Executed using the pressed plywood molding technique invented by Charles and Ray Eames, the graceful Yanagi Butterfly Stool blends ancient Japanese forms with modern Western materials. Enduring icon of modern design: elegant, timeless, durable, sustainable and you will still love it in 25 years.

The Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stool is featured in numerous museum collections including the permanent modern design collection of the MoMA New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Sori Yanagi's Butterfly Stool also won the Gold Medal at the Milan Triennial and is considered to be one of the classics of furniture history.

Material: Rosewood with brass connectors.

Size: 16 11/16"W x 15 2/8"H x 12"D. Seat height is 13 1/2".

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