Yanagi Bentwood Butterfly Stool


Yanagi Bentwood Butterfly Stool

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Yanagi Bentwood Butterfly Stool

Sori Yanagi originally designed this stool to resemble a butterfly and Inmod reimagined it in quality materials and gorgeous veneers. In stock in the most popular finishes or customizable to meet your needs, the Yanagi Bentwood Butterfly Stool by Inmod is an affordable, durable and admired piece of modern history. Crafted of bent plywood, veneers and brass hardware, it will seamlessly fit into any setting.
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  • Simple, sculptural design blends everyday function with minimalist modern style
  • Accurate reproduction of Sori Yanagi's original 1954 design
  • Clean lines and a graceful butterfly-like shape combines Japanese sensitivity with tough, modern construction
  • Smooth, curved seat ensures optimal comfort and support
  • Made from bent layered plywood with veneer for reliable strength and durability
  • Solid brass hardware, including a stretcher in the base, adds dynamic contrast while reinforcing strength
  • Available in your choice of veneer and finish combination to ensure a perfect match to your home's decor


Seat Height13.5"
Warranty2 Year Limited Warranty
What's Included(1) Yanagi Bentwood Butterfly Stool
Shipping MethodSmall Parcel (UPS / FedEx)
AssemblyShips Fully Assembled

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Yanagi Bentwood Butterfly Stool

Yanagi Bentwood Butterfly Stool

The Yanagi Bentwood Butterfly Stool is truly one of a kind. Simple lines give this stool a clean, minimalist look as its sculptural silhouette instantly captivates. The Yanagi Bentwood Butterfly Stool is a high quality reproduction of the original created by Sori Yanagi in 1954. With the Yanagi Bentwood Butterfly Stool, you can own your own version of this admired modern classic at a price you can afford.

Sori Yanagi founded the Yanagi Industrial Design Institute in 1952, and in 1954 designed the Yanagi Bentwood Butterfly Stool. Its name comes from its graceful form, which harmoniously links Japanese sensitivity with modern materials. This captivating design won the gold medal at the Milan Triennial in 1957.

The Yanagi Bentwood Butterfly Stool is made of bent layered plywood in your choice of finish. It features solid brass hardware, and offers a look that's sure to be admired. This high quality reproduction offers impeccable accuracy and attention to detail, and is sure to impress even the most selective fans of modern design.

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Product Reviews: Yanagi Bentwood Butterfly Stool

20 Reviews
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85% Recommend this product (17 of 20 responses)
By Molly
Temecula, CA
January 6, 2020
classic design new home
Surprised this design came out of the 1950s because it looks so good in a contemporary setting! First time buying from here and absolutely no issues whatsoever.
By Tara
LaJolla, CA
December 26, 2019
minimalist maverick
Gorgeous stools...THANKS!
By Heike
Boston, MA
December 6, 2019
great style
This is the only site I've found that has these stools for this price and trust me, I was searching high and low for them after seeing them in a neighbors house They are incredibly simple yet eye-catching at the same time. They really are my favorite furniture purchase of this year. They are high-quality, sturdy and attractive. I definitely recommend them!
By Steve
Los Angeles
July 10, 2019
Looks better then the sales photo!
I am loving my Butterfly Stool! I special ordered the white oak wood option - it took about 3 months but so worth the wait! It really is a piece of art at such an affordable price!

Steve K
April 9, 2019
Nice Addition
This looks very nice in our space. I'm glad I have it.
By Julie
Johnstown, PA
January 14, 2019
beautiful piece
One of the best furniture purchases I've ever made - an excellent choice, I highly recommend!
Short Hills
December 23, 2018
Beautiful but....
This is a great design piece but not functional. It's not durable and very pliable.
By Patricia
July 11, 2018
thanks again !
interesting style, beautiful finish, always love everything I order from this site
By Abby
Los Angeles, CA
June 15, 2018
genius design
marvelous, breathtaking, everything I wanted!!
By Valerie
Palm Springs, CA
June 15, 2018
i thought it would never come!
It finally arrived after weeks of waiting, it is perfect but jeez!
By Carole
St. Johns, MI
May 22, 2018
attractive and strong!
Supportive stool! It's miraculous what that metal bar in the center can do as far as stability and strength - I am by no means the lightest person and I feel completely secure sitting on it! Design was the eye catcher - support was the deal sealer!
By Renate
Cape Coral, FL
March 12, 2018
beautiful modern japanese style
I designed my living room in modern Japanese style - but added my own take to it, i used these stools as dining room seating for a table I had custom built at a specific height whereas in traditional Japanese style seating is on right on floor - i was pleasantly surprised when I found these on inmod - they turned out to be the right fit in every way possible from height, to style, to comfort
By Trang
Mason, OH
January 18, 2018
impressive curves, strong build
Impressive curves on the seat design and the base feels very stable - it's comfortable and well-built!
By Ewa
Miami Beach, FL
December 25, 2017
excellent especially for japanese inspired motif
Stunning design, i ordered two for my apartment, i have a japanese inspired design motif so they were very fitting for the space
By Ronald
New York, NY
December 25, 2017
good choice
Makes good extra seating, beautiful design
By Sheila
Lenexa, KS
August 2, 2017
great as side tables too!
I ordered two as side tables, they have a masculine appeal but the curves give it an elegant form, i absolutely adore them!
By Paulette
Avon, CT
June 19, 2017
unique, versatile design
Using this currently as a side table but can't wait to use as extra seating for when guests come over! Very unique design! I love the look!
By El
New Haven
May 1, 2017
A very good price!
I really love this stool, a very classic and decorative furniture. The price is cheap and the quality good. I recommend it.
By p
Philadelphia, Pa
March 28, 2017
I was delighted to find this gorgeous reproduction of the original Yanagi piece. All of the design elements are there. It is lovely in person.
Proscan be used for a seat or a side table
By Peggy
West Palm Beach, FL
March 28, 2017
Product delivered as promised
I wanted one of these Butterfly Stools and it was difficult to find one that combined quality with a reasonable price. This product did it though and I highly recommend it.

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Questions & Answers

3 Questions & 3 Answers
from Washington, DC asked:
December 8, 2019
How much weight can this stool support? 
1 Answer
The weight capacity for this item should be no more than 200 pounds.
Submitted by: Briana on December 12, 2019

from Los Angeles asked:
July 3, 2019
Is each side 16.5 Inches or is it 16.5 inches total ?? 
1 Answer
The total width of this stool is 16.5 inches. The depth is 12 inches.
Submitted by: Customer Service on July 5, 2019

from Brooklyn asked:
September 10, 2018
Hi! Do you have a picture of the white oak finish?
1 Answer
We do not have a photo of the White Oak available at this time, but we are able to send a wood sample of the White Oak in the mail, free of charge. You may email your request to [email protected]
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 10, 2018

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