Don’t let the cloud-like appearance of B & B Italia’s Butterfly collection fool you: It is designed for outdoor use. The company’s first fully upholstered outdoor sofa, Butterfly is the work of Patricia Urquiola, the Spanish-born grande dame of the design world, who
wanted to create “an open dialogue between furnishings and their surrounding environment.”
Butterfly is fully modular, with an ottoman that allows seemingly infinite configurations.
B & B Italia has also introduced an outdoor version of Urquiola’s Fat Sofa seating system,
available in six pieces, whose ample, padded seats contrast with the open-weave polyethylene