Dimensions

Width 20 cm
Depth 10 cm
Height 21 cm
Weight 1.05 kg
Total cable length 190 cm

Materials

Finish Off-White
Shade colour Off White
Shade material Steel

Specification

Assembly required None
Bulbs included No
Cable type White silk
Care instructions Wash with warm soapy water
Certifications CE approved
Class type I
Dimmable Yes
Energy class A++ - E
Ip rating IP20
Is suitable for outdoor use No
Light bulb cap type E27
Light bulb type LED, Halogen and Incandescent
Max wattage 60
Spare parts available Wall bracket
Suitable for energy saving bulbs Yes
Voltage 220 - 240V
Year 1964

Resources

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

> Butterfly, a shining philosophy around white wings
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> Woven into a connecting body a brightness that melts into the eye
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> Glittering without glitter
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> Flying without flight
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> Living without life
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>¬†Just¬†as¬†plain¬†and¬†simple¬†as¬†thatSimple¬†simplicity‚ÄĒSven¬†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 ‚Äď ) 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs Butterfly wall lamp, designed in 1964, continues to be produced and exported today. Like many of Dysthe‚Äôs designs, Butterfly is as popular abroad as it is at home.


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