PAPILIO SERIES by Naoto Fukasawa


The Papilio series takes inspiration from the graceful movement of a butterfly, or “papilio” in Latin.

Naoto Fukasawa

Naoto Fukasawa designed the series to have a large curved upper back imitating a butterfly about to take flight. Because it is designed to have a conical shape, the ample space of its back guarantees maximum comfort - gracefully welcoming anyone who sits on the chair.

Fukasawa, who puts people's behaviour before an interest for shape, said: “I wanted the chair to look naturally comfortable, to have the same shape that relaxation would have if it were represented by an image."