Butterfly is a small wall lamp that was designed in 1964 for Høvik Lys and later produced by Arnold Vik of Norway.

Assembly required
None
Bulbs included
No
Cable type
White silk
Care instructions
Wash with warm soapy water
Certificate
CE approved
Class type
I
Country of origin
China
Depth
10cm
Dimmable
Yes
Energy class
A++ - E
Finish
Off-White
Height
21cm
Ip rating
IP20
Is suitable for outdoor use
No
Light bulb cap type
E27
Light bulb type
LED, Halogen and Incandescent
Max wattage
60
Shade colour
Off White
Shade material
Steel
Spare parts available
Wall bracket
Suitable for energy saving bulbs
Yes
Total cable length
190cm
Voltage
220 - 240V
Weight
1.05kg
Width
20cm
Year
1964

> 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 thatSimple simplicity—Sven I. Dysthe

In 2008 Northern Lighting decided to relaunch this Norwegian design treasure. Its uniquness lies in the combination of simplicity of form and a well preserved indirect method of exposing light, creating a bright but warm atmosphere. It looks simple, but is elegant and decorative as a single item, and is even more so when several are combined in vertical or horizontal groups.

The new heat-treated copper versions all vary in surface colour and material structure, with oxidation and time further changing the appearance, making them unique and individual objects.


Sven I. Dysthe

Active since the 1950s, Sven Ivar Dysthe (1931 – ) began working internationally from the start of his career. Dysthe trained as a cabinet-maker before leaving his native Oslo for London, where he received a degree in industrial design from the Royal College of Art in 1953. During his final year, Dysthe was asked to create a luxurious wooden chest for the college to present to Queen Elizabeth II in honour of her coronation.

Dysthe returned to Oslo and established his own design studio in 1958, and began exporting his furniture in the early 1960’s. Since then, Dysthe’s work has received a number of national and international distinctions, including a Golden Medal award at the Ljubljana Triennale for his Laminette chair, a prestigious Japanese G-Mark for good design and the Norwegian Classic Award for Design Excellence.

Dysthe’s works have been collected by national institutions, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the National Museum in Stockholm and the National Museum in Oslo. Dysthe’s Butterfly wall lamp, designed in 1964, continues to be produced and exported today. Like many of Dysthe’s designs, Butterfly is as popular abroad as it is at home.


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