Read Accessibility Statement


An object is only as beautiful as the environment in which it’s made. That’s why we travel the globe to bring the world’s best craftsmanship home to you. Each design is made by the most incredible artisans with the finest materials. All made start-to-finish with fair trade standards.


Mon - Fri: 8 am - 8 pm ET
Saturdays: 11 am - 4 pm ET

22 Crosby Street
New York City, New York

Mon - Sat: 11AM - 7PM

Sun: 12PM - 6PM

View Store

105 Fillmore St Ste 109
Denver, CO 80206

Mon-Sat: 10AM - 6PM

Sun: 12PM - 5PM

View Store

Palermo Butterfly Chair

Easy 30 Day Returns

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

Palermo Leather Workshop image
Learn More


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.

  • Most in-stock items will ship via FedEx Ground in 7-10 business days unless otherwise noted. Items noted as White Glove will ship separately from the rest of your order, with delivery fees starting at $279 for most orders.

  • 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 more information, please review our Shipping and Returns sections within our FAQ.

Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews
3.8 Based on 10 Reviews
5 ★
4 ★
3 ★
2 ★
1 ★
Write a Review Ask a Question

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
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!

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.

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

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.

Karen S.
United States United States

Fantastic Chair!

Beautiful in color and quality. Great chair and very comfortable!