Perhonen, or Butterfly, plays with light and color, and creates the ideal atmosphere for daydreaming. The adjustable color elements made of plexiglass create an imaginative color palette as light travels through them. Yrjö Kukkapuro’s distinctive design is completed by the key role of the screws that keep the components together. The black, minimalistic metal frame keeps the fun lamp firmly standing.This lamp designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro in 1968, originally designed for his experimental studio house to address a genuine need as ceiling plugs were accidentally not fitted. It reached its final commercial form as the 1980s postmodern waves and forms took design by storm. This is the first time that Perhonen is manufactured by Innolux.

  • SKU: 330800
    • Size: height 100 - 165 cm (adjustable), pressure flange diameter 30 cm, the width of the entire lamp 50 cm
    • Material:powder-coated steel, acrylic sheets
    • Color: black, yellow, blue, pink, green, white
    • Power: max 14 W
    • Lamp base: E27
    • IP class: IP20
    • Lamp base included: no
    • Weight: 9 kg
    • Dimmability: yes, with a smart bulb
    • Cord: 3 m, black cord
    Professor and interior architect Yrjö Kukkapuro (born in 1933) is one of Finland’s best-known and most-awarded furniture designers, as well as a key modernist, who generally has a very functional approach to design. As a designer, he is, above all, a functionalist whose work is based on the user experience in addition to ergonomics and aesthetics. Kukkapuro is known for his broad palette, based on the basic colors of Constructivist art: blue, red, yellow, black and white. For Kukkapuro, the starting point for design is the material, the choice of which determines the shape to be used. In his distinctive style, all the fixings used are visible – Kukkapuro is sometimes referred to in Finland as ruuvimies, in playful reference to his visible use of screws. The hallmarks of his work, which draws inspiration from architecture, are a structure consisting of separate components and seriality.

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