It doesn’t have to make sense to make sense. This is what I like about design, as an artist/ as a designer, you can take your inspiration from nature and make it work as a manufactured design solution. This is where Art and Design meld.
Another chandelier discovered on Sage Atelier.
The great, late Alexander McQueen had many Butterfly examples from hats to chairs, as seen in his Savage Beauty exhibit and on Where Design Worlds Coincide blog post on Avery Design Interiors.
Check out Paul Villinski’s site for many more butterfly examples that he creates with his butterflies created from beer cans.
That’s a lot of beers to drink….
I love this Colour Lovers site that pairs butterflies with paint colors.
Wow, when I came to it again, I realized this is where I got many of my visual references for our own Casart butterflies. I almost painted the one above.
This is beautiful butterfly wallpaper by DeGournay but be prepared to make the commitment as it is traditionally applied with glue.
Whereas, ours you can combine designs, Raw Silk perhaps, customized to any paint color and we can add the butterflies on top. Voilá, you have this look with out the mess or commitment in repositionable, removable and reusable wallcovering.
And of course, how could we forget the quintessential butterfly chair from the 60’s? It’s been updated into a clear, Lucite, contemporary version, by Laurie Beckerman. Butterflies offer a lot of inspiration for designs, so much so that I’m sure we’ll be revisiting as design is constantly evolving with new examples.