1 of 6 images

Set of Three Outdoor Early Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy Iron Butterfly Chairs for Knoll


Old iron frames with orange cloth sling seat covers. Clean and room ready, circa 1958.


  • Condition
  • Dimensions

    H 35.44 in. x W 31.5 in. x D 31.5 in.

    H 90 cm x W 80 cm x D 80 cm

  • Seller location
    Berlin, DE
  • Seller reference number
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping

    Global Shipping Available

    View details
  • Return Policy

    Returns can be initiated within 10 days of delivery by contacting 1stdibs.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Knoll (Manufacturer)

As a company that produced many of the most famous and iconic furniture designs of the 20th century, Knoll was a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States. Led by Florence Knoll, the firm would draw stellar talents such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen into its compass. Their work would help change the face of the American home and office.

     The company was formed in 1938 by the German immigrant Hans Knoll. He first worked with his fellow ex-pat, the Danish designer Jens Risom, who created furniture with flowing lines made of wood. While Risom served in World War II, in 1943 Knoll met his future wife, Florence Schust. She had studied and worked with eminent emigré leaders of the Bauhaus, including Mies, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. She won Knoll over with Bauhaus notions of industrial arts, and an aesthetic that featured flat and tubular metal frames and angular forms. When Hans died in a car crash in 1955, Florence Knoll was appointed head of the company. It was as much through her holistic approach to design—a core division of the firm was dedicated to planning office systems—as Knoll furnishings themselves that she brought about the sleek and efficient transformation of the American workplace.

     Today, classic Knoll furnishings remain staples of modern design collections and decors. A history of modern design is written in pieces such as Mies’ elegant Barcelona Chair, Saarinen’s pedestal Tulip chair, Breuer’s tubular steel Wassily chair and the grid-patterned Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia. As you can see from the items on the following pages, these designs and others have become timeless emblems of the progressive spirit and sleek sophistication of the best of Modernism.

About the Seller

Top Seller
1stdibs seller since 2015
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in Berlin, DE
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller
NaN / set

Restored Mathieu Mategot Patio Outdoor Set

Mathieu Matégot

French Patio and Garden Furniture


This set includes a Classic Mategot tripod outdoor table, two heart armchairs and two heart side chairs by Mathieu Mategot. The set is restored (unrusted and power-coated in proper s...


Early Paolo Soleri Wind Bell in Cast Bronze

Paolo Soleri

American Garden Ornaments


Paolo Soleri wind bell, USA, circa 1970s.

You May Also Like
NaN / item

Sculptural Leather Butterfly Chairs Designed by...

Jorge Ferrari Hardoy

American Lounge Chairs

Leather, Iron

Sculptural leather Butterfly chairs designed by Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, American, circa 1960s. The chair pictured on the left measures 35" H x 34" W x 27" D x 13" seat height. The blac...

NaN / item

Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair for Knoll

Knoll, Harry Bertoia

American Lounge Chairs


Harry Bertoia diamond chair with original red wool pad. Listed price is for each chair.

NaN / item

Matched pair of "Bertoia" Diamond Chairs, Class...

Knoll, Harry Bertoia

American Patio and Garden Furniture


Matching pair of Mid-Century Modern wire 'Diamond' chairs designed by Harry Bertoia manufactured by Knoll. Original finish or patina.

NaN / set

Set of Four Original Harry Bertoia for Knoll Bl...

Knoll, Harry Bertoia

American Side Chairs


1950s-1960s, set of four original vintage Harry Bertoia for Knoll indoor outdoor black wire side chairs with two-piece seat cushions. Featuring enameled black wire frame with two-pie...

NaN / set

Set of Six Resin String Chairs, Modernist Indoo...

Troy Sunshade Company

American Lounge Chairs


Set of six resin string chairs, modernist indoor / outdoor by Troy Sunshade, classic modernist design. Extremely comfortable. Hand delivery available to New York City or anywhere enr...

NaN / set

1950 Pair of Iron Frame Hoop Chairs

American Patio and Garden Furniture

Iron, Canvas

lightweight Sunbrella - indoor/outdoor fabric. solid iron frame.Just put new red sunbrella on chair.

NaN / set

Set of Six Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini Cl...

John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini

American Patio and Garden Furniture

Set of Six Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini Clamshell chairs.

NaN / item

Pair of Richard Schultz Lounge Chairs for Knoll

Vintage Richard Schultz lounge chairs, original slings and powder coated aluminum frames. Chaise lounges and various tables also available.