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Palermo Butterfly Chair

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Dreamed up in 1938 by Argentine architects, the butterfly chair is an icon of modern design. Meticulously handcrafted from 100% vegetable-tanned saddle leather or ethically-sourced cowhide, this heirloom-quality piece ages beautifully – much like a fine wine.

We partnered with a small leather workshop in Buenos Aires to bring this timeless design back to life. To create these chairs, they use only the highest quality materials. Each one takes three days to complete, all made under fair trade standards.

NOTE: Due to the size of this item, returns for a refund require a $65 total fee. Returns for store credit are always free.

  • 33"H x 30"W x 30"D

  • Argentinian leather cover with iron frame
    Ethically-sourced cowhide cover with iron frame

  • Rich cognac leather with black base
    Light grey cowhide with black base

  • Argentina

  • 3 days

  • Download assembly instructions here.

Palermo Leather Workshop

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"Each chair is a work of art. We hand-select the perfect piece of leather and handcraft every single detail."
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34° 35' 20"S
58° 25' 50"W

Fair Trade. Guaranteed. 100% of our products are made with a process guaranteed by the World Fair Trade Organization.

  • Always free shipping within the continental U.S.

  • Exchanges and returns for store credit are free.

    Prefer a refund? A single re-stocking fee will apply to returns within 30 days:
    $0 (no fee) for just bedding and/or towels
    $25 for most other returned orders
    if your return includes oversized items (area rugs, furniture, mirrors)

    White glove delivery items are handled separately and have a 15% re-stocking fee.

    For all orders placed from November 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022, you have until January 31, 2023, to process a return or exchange.

To view our full shipping & returns policy, click here.

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Andrea F.
United States United States

Beautiful! Don’t be afraid to assemble!

I love my grey butterfly chair! I had some trepidation after reading the reviews which were critical of the assembly instructions. But mine arrived with color-coded tape and I assembled it by myself in 20 minutes. It’s a beauty.

United States United States

Chair came damaged and not worth the $600+ price tag

I just received this chair in the mail today and was extremely disappointed in the item that was sent. There were three points that made me regret this purchase: 1. The package came absolutely trashed as the box had holes, rip marks and it just looked like it was dropped from the sky. 2. The bag it came in was ripped. 3. The metal rods came damaged with numerous scratch marks and dents. Overall, it just felt like it was a returned damaged product that somehow passed quality check. I regret purchasing this product at this high of a price and now don't want to buy furniture from Citizenry at this point as that confidence in receiving a quality product just isn't there anymore. I reached out to Customer service by email but waiting on the next steps.


The Citizenry

Hi Danny, Thank you so much for your note, and we’re so sorry that this piece arrived in less-than-acceptable condition. That’s not the experience we strive to create, and we’re working with our Fulfillment Team to take a hard look at the packaging of these items. Because you’re absolutely right — when one of our pieces arrives it should be nothing short of perfection. We spoke with our Client Experience Team and are happy to hear that we were able to remedy this for you. But in the meantime, if there is anything else we can do at all, please do not hesitate to reach out. Sincerely, The Citizenry Team

Gulmira S.
United States United States

Laid back cool

The chair has very cool look. It is laid back, so you are reclining but because it has no head support, to me it was slightly uncomfortable to keep my head from dropping backwards. Also for my physique it was not suitable, due to pain in my tailbone from pressure of chairs curvature. I found myself wanting to prop my bottom up with a pillow, which is not ideal.

Elizabeth R.
United States United States

This butterfly chair is perfect!

This butterfly chair arrived quickly, was easy to put together, and is both beautiful and cozy. I love the wide profile and the leather is soft and buttery. It’s only going to get better over time.

Claude T.
United States United States

Great looking chair

The leather and stitching is really great quality and pretty comfortable

United States United States

High quality leather, beautifully done, instructions not so much LOL

I purchased the butterfly chair in cognac leather, and yes, the instructions and the logistics of putting it together were challenging, and I am good at this sort of thing, really good. So understand the frustration. But assembled it is beautiful and I have received many compliments on it. So, today I purchased the Palermo Butterfly Chair in light gray cowhide, with confidence that it will be beautiful as well. Highly recommend!

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White Glove Service

This piece is delivered to your home by our premium White Glove Service. 

In-stock items are expected to be delivered within 4-6 weeks from your order. Delivery timelines for custom furniture may vary. Your dedicated two-person team will deliver this product to your door, unpack your item in the room of your choice, and remove all packaging materials upon your approval. Flat rate delivery fees start at $250. For more information, please review our FAQ section.

Please note that any white glove items will ship separately from the rest of your order. However, all white glove items within your order will be held to ship together. All deliveries and appointments are managed by our partner, Deliveright.