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Antonio Bonet

Antonio Bonet

Antoni Bonet i Castellana was born in 1913 in Catalonia, Spain. Bonet worked alongside some of the greatest architects of his time including Josep Lluis Ser, Josep Torres Clave, and Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris (better known as one of the founding fathers of modern architecture, Le Cobrusier). Antonio is best known for one of the designers of the Butterfly Chair, also known as the Hardoy Chair.

During the Spanish Civil War Bonet mobed to South America. There he founded the Austal Group along with Jorge Ferrari Hardoy and Juan Kurchan, the group responsible for the creation of the famous Butterfly Chair. After the war was over he migrated to Barcelona.