Ferrari Hardoy

Jorge Ferrari Hardoy was born in Buenos Aires in 1914. He received his degree in architecture from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1939. He had lived the previous year in Paris, where he worked with Le Corbusier in the development of the Plan Director para Buenos Aires. On his return to Buenos Aires he became an active participant in the creation of CIAM Argentina and Grupo Austral. He is probably best known internationally for his BKF chair, designed together with Juan Kurchan and Antonio Bonet in 1939. Ferrari Hardoy remained active as a designer, architect, and city planner until his death. He died in Buenos Aires in 1977.