TheButterflyChair.com.au

An idea is only as good as the people who make it happen. Luckily, Castlemaine is full of good people. When locals collaborate good things happen, locally. www.thebutterflychair.com.au This film shows the people and processes involved in making a butterfly chair entirely in Castlemaine.

 

 

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We {Lizzie Geddes — Chops for Tea and Cathy Parry — Industrial Sewing Workshop}
wanted to see if we could manufacture a butterfly chair entirely in Castlemaine. Well we
have — though that does depend on how you count the inputs. We didn’t mine the iron ore
here, nor was the steel made here. Neither did we grow the cotton nor harvest the plants
to make the ink to dye the fabric. Still, Castlemaine is a goldmine (pun intended) of
talented people.
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Disclaimer
This is a replica of the famous BKF or Hardoy chair produced by the Austral Group (Buenos Ares, 1939).
The designers were Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, Antonio Bonet and Juan Kurchan. It’s affectionately known
as a butterfly chair. In 1950 Knoll relinquished the manufacturing licence and discontinued production.
Since then there have been loads of replica manufacturers worldwide, of which we are just one.