The Butterfly concept was developed over a two year period experimenting with countless metal fabrication techniques. Each individual piece takes approximately three weeks to complete, in a process much akin to making jewlery.
This piece is inspired in nature, particularly in Mexican “Monarca” butterfly. This insect, in addition to its beauty and despite of the fragile appearance of its wings, is known for its strength and longevity. While other butterfly species have a life cycle of 24 days, this one can live up to nine months, 12 times more. The Monarca butterfly is capable of traveling more than 4000 kilometers (from Canada and the United States of America) to Oyameles states of Michoacan and Mexico (natural heritage of humanity).
The chair’s frame is cast from one single piece without the use of soldering or joints. This is an incredibly difficult and complicated endeavor that very few others in the world could accomplish.
Each piece is signed, stamped, numbered and has a Certificate of Authenticity.
Design by Santo & Jean Ya, French-Mexican creative design collaboration headquartered in New York City specializing in blending handmade, highly skilled traditional craftsmanship with modernity.