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Butaque Chair

L 90,111.21 Non-Member
Members save up to 20% & free shipping $35+
Member and other discounts do not apply.
Online Only

Butaque Chair

L 90,111.21 Non-Member
Members save up to 20% & free shipping $35+
Member and other discounts do not apply.

Color:  Tan

Size:  One Size

Item# 24811-169139
Member and other discounts do not apply.
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MoMA Exclusive: Conceived in 1952 by Cuban designer Clara Porset, this low-slung Butaque Chair is Porset’s reimagining of the classic Latin American Colonial-era chair. Her modern version of the X-frame design features a more curved, ergonomic silhouette. It’s crafted from tan cowhide leather and maple wood, and this particular version of Porset’s chair is based on the one she created for the legendary Mexican architect Luis Barragán. The Butaque Chair is featured in the 2024 MoMA exhibition Crafting Modernity: Design in Latin America, 1940–1980 and is represented in the Museum's collection. It measures 31h x 24.5 x 29”d with a 12”h seat height.

To clean the Butaque Chair, wipe entire surface with a soft cloth and cool water to even out any abrasions or stains. Do not spot rub, for it will darken only that area. Occasional use of manufactured Aniline Leather Cleaner, Conditioner & Protector is recommended. Other leather cleaners such as saddle soap or household cleaners that may contain harsh chemicals, alcohol or ink removers should never be used on Belting Leather.
  • Designer
    Clara Porset
  • Size
    31.5h x 24.5w x 29"d
    Seat Height:12"h
  • Material
    Maple Wood, Tan Hide, Metal
  • Year of Design
    1952
  • Origin
    Mexico
  • Special shipping charge of L 395.00
  • Shipping Method: Front Door Delivery
  • This item cannot be shipped outside of the contiguous U.S.
  • This item is final sale and non-returnable.

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