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Affordable Butterfly Chair

Desire/Acquire: Butterfly Chair

Midcentury-design buffs aren't the only ones hip to this iconic chair. Originally designed in 1938, these sling seats have an earthy, laid-back vibe that seems to be growing more popular as the decades pass. This 1970's Mexican model boasts a saddle-like seat that strikes the perfect balance between upright and reclined. It's almost impossible not to fantasize about lounging on the perfectly worn leather while enjoying a glass of good scotch — yup, we went there. Problem is, the $900 price tag on this this fabulous 1st Dibs version might just keep it in the fantasy bracket.

Luckily, the new millennium's recent butterfly-chair fever is making it a little easier to find a comparable option for much cheaper — if you know where to look. Keep reading for the version we uncovered that might inspire you to buy a whole set!

Enter Urban Outfitter's Lux Leather Butterfly Chair ($199). This fold-up version makes it an especially great score for those with small spaces. Bust this baby out when you have extra company, and then fold it up and throw the included cover over it to protect it when it's not in use. Or just make it a mainstay in any room. While the metal base isn't as handsome as the 1st Dibs version, we're encouraged by the positive customer reviews that it boasts.

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