Is this the coolest? This Butterfly Lamp flew out at me from a Facebook post the other day by EcoFirstArt. Hand crafted of steamed, bent wood by British craftsman Tom Raffield, its playful, graceful shape is inspired by the movement of a butterfly in flight and, says the artist, “intercepts the light making intricate shadows and producing a stunning effect…”
In addition to said stunning effect, this lamp would bring warmth and softness to a modern space and add visual sass to a traditional one. At $700 from EcoFirstArt, it isn’t cheap but it’s a lot of look for the money and not easily knocked off. There is also a pendant version for $675. (Type “butterfly lamp” in their search box)
Not surprisingly Tom Raffield’s other work is also wonderful. Have a look at his website. Here’s a tiny preview:
Come to find out EcoFirstArt, purveyor of myriad beautiful objects and furnishings from sustainable sources, is located in Santa Barbara, just down the road from my part-time roost at Rancho La Zaca. Find them at 4366 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara, California 93110, 855-330-8360. Definitely worth a visit–cyber or otherwise.