Laurie Beckerman Releases the Butterfly Chair

Butterfly Chair

Laurie Beckerman has transformed acrylic for the aptly named Butterfly Chair. Named for its appearance from the back, the piece is made of three parts, including the seat, a circle folded in two; the back, a half-circle cut in two sections; and the front legs, a quarter circle cut into two sections.

Measuring three fourths of an inch thick, the chair was created by Brooklyn native Laurie Beckerman. After completing a degree in anthropology at New York University, the designer earned a second bachelor's from Pratt Insitute, where she studied architecture. Her work has included the Pratt Architectural Collaborative, Steven Holl Architects, and the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, where she drafted templates for stone carvers to create stones for the exterior of the Jewish Museum.

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