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Antoni Bonet Castellana

Antoni Bonet Castellana

Antoni Bonet i Castellana (Barcelona, 1913-1989) was a Spanish ar­chi­tect from Catalonia, de­signer and urban plan­ner.
He began his ca­reer with Josep Lluís Sert and Josep Tor­res Clavé. He was a mem­ber of GATCPAC. In 1936 he joins the ate­lier of Le Corbusier in Paris. Af­ter­wards he works in Argentina and Uruguay.[2][3]
He is best re­mem­bered as one of the de­sign­ers of the »BKF« Butterfly chair,[4] as part of the Austral Group, in Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina in 1938, along with part­ners Juan Kurchan and Jorge Fer­rari Hardoy.
From 1971 through 1975, his stu­dio in Barcelona Spain, was run by the Head of Stu­dio, Miguel Cer­vantes Mar­tinez Brocca, a Uraguayan Ar­chi­tect who then be­came head of the Cen­tral of­fice of Bel­las Artes of Spain. Bonet de­signed the lower apart­ments for La Manga Campo de Golf as well as the upper Cabeza Blanca apart­ments above the club house. He told me the story of how Knoll came to Bue­nas Aires in the 40’s and bought the rights to pro­duce the But­ter­fly chair. Bonet was never happy with what they go paid for those rights, but al­ways proud of his de­sign.