Bar chair

Papilio SP51

Manufacturer: B&B Italia

Designer: Naoto Fukasawa

1. Choose a product variant:

Comfortable bar stool / kitchen stool from the Papilio collection.

  • Upholstery leather Alfa
  • Base bright chrome or black chrome

We recommend a distance of approx. 30 cm to the counter height.

width 51cm | depth 51,5cm | height 93cm
seat height 66cm

2. Choose a version:
leather colour
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base colour

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Papilio SP51 from B&B Italia

The design allows both an erect posture and a more relaxed position by resting on one of the wings of the armrest. The formal balance results from the constant thickness of the body and by the profile of the seat, which is sinuous at the top and ends in the light steel frame. Removable covers with a metal zip on the back, which becomes a decorative motif.

Papilio collection

Butterflies in flight. The design image was that of a chair that would "welcome" gracefully - with the graceful movement of a butterfly - which in Latin is called a "papilio". Grande Papilio was designed with fluidity around an upside-down truncated cone. The ample space of its large upper back and the curved shape of its cosy seat are a clear signs of a desire to offer maximum comfort to anyone who wants to sit it this chair. This is a truly iconic product, even though its aesthetics were not a high priority according to the designer. 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." The wings that extend at the sides of the chair emphasise the sensation of comfort: in the chair and the small armchair, they help support the hips and the back; in the Grande Papilio chair and the Love Papilio sofa, they cushion the head to offer isolation and tranquillity. The same spirit of simplicity, immediacy and comfort have guided the functional development of the entire Papilio series: the Grande Papilio and Piccola Papilio armchairs, the chairs Papilio and Mini Papilio, the Love Papilio sofa and the Papilio bed.


B&B Italia

B&B Italia is internationally recognized for excellent, all-encompassing furnishings and innovative, trend-setting design. As one of the leading Italian design furniture manufacturers, B&B Italia produces timeless elegant furniture of exceptional quality and functionality.

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