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Palermo Chair – Black & Cognac

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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, 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 leather from local polo saddleries. 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

  • Rich cognac leather with black base 

  • Argentina

  • 3 days

Palermo Leather Workshop

"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

Made with higher standards. We preserve artisan craft by paying wages that average 2x the fair trade requirement.

Leather tones will vary and darken over time. Style out of direct sunlight to slow the aging process. Professional cleaning only.

  • 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:
    $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)

    Easy returns within 30 days of delivery.

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

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Sally A.
United States United States
The leather looks great but I can't get the frame together.

It has been very frustrating.

The Citizenry

Hi Sally, Thank you for your feedback here! We're so sorry to see that you are having issues with assembling this beauty. There are assembly instructions on the product page if you're in need of those. We'll be sure someone from the team has reached out to check in and see if there's any way we can help. Best, -The Citizenry Team

MEgan H.
United States United States
Disappointed in Packaging & Quality

First, I am a huge fan of the Citezreny's mission and products, but this particular purchase was a let down. The product arrived in a very damaged shipping box. Inside the box there was minimal padding - in fact, the thin blue bag the chair arrived in was tattered and looked re-used, not the formal packaging you would expect/I have seen in the past. There was some damage to the black paint on legs, no directions on how to assemble the chair (which was not straightforward), and the metal took some bending and many tries to actually fit together. Once assembled, it is functional, but not perfect. The leather portion is lovely.

The Citizenry

Hi Megan, Thanks so much for sharing your feedback on the Palermo Chair - we truly appreciate it. We work closely with our artisan partners in Argentina to ensure that these chairs showcase the world's best leather and finest craftsmanship, and we're so sorry to hear that the construction and packaging fell short of the mark. We want to be sure you're happy with your purchase, so our client experience team has reached out to discuss next steps. Thanks so much for your support of The Citizenry and our mission - it's because of customers like you that we're able to produce a sustainable income for artisan partners around the world. Best, - The Citizenry Team

Reed S.
United States
Chair Looks great!

The product is great and is exactly what I was looking for in color and quality. The chair arrived without assembly instructions but I figured it out. The ends of the shipping box were open so better packaging for shipment is needed.

Suman G.
United States
Great chair

We ordered the chair and it looks amazing! The leather is very rich looking and the chair is very sturdy and has been standing up to our very active son playing and sitting on the chair! Looks more expensive than it costs. Would recommend!