In 1964, Sven Ivar Dysthe designed a wall light called Butterfly. Arguably the leading figure in contemporary Norwegian design, he is respected for "...his ability to find simple solutions to complex challenges with decisive elegance". (A bit like me, really.) Butterfly is an excellent example of this:
They have now produced a version in copper which is heat treated, so each one will have a unique surface colour and material structure. Added to which, oxidization will further change their appearance, making each one more more individual -- almost a living thing:
Northern Lighting describe Butterfly well:
Its uniqueness lies in the combination of its simplicity of form and well-preserved indirect manner of emanating light, creating a bright, yet warm atmosphere...
especially in copper!
It is W20cm H21cm D10cm, so it small.
Sven I Dysthe wrote:
“Butterfly”, a shining philosophy around white wings Woven into a connecting body,
a brightness that melts into the eye
glittering without glitter Flying without flight Living without life Just as plain and simple as that
Like real butterflies, one is good, but more are better: