Butterfly Pendant Lamp
Materials: White PVC, Bakelite socket.
Cord length: 65 cm / 25.59”
Height: 45 cm / 17.71”
Diameter: 55 cm / 21.65 ”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Lars Schiøler in 1968.
Variations: They were also made in a 30 cm size (small), and 45 cm (medium). This one is the largest version of the Butterfly pendant.
Colors: They were made in various colors: orange, white, Beige…
Manufacturer: Hoyrup Lighting, Denmark.
Hoyrup Lighting was founded by Hans Hoyrup in the late 1960s. They created a wide range of stylish modern Danish lights, that were easily-assembled and therefore easy to ship around the world.
A similar lamp, but fabricated as lampshade on a wooden floor lamp was used as a prop in the 2017 film The Hitman’s Bodyguard. A comedy about a bodyguard who protects a hitman. The title immediately tells the whole story. Starring Ryan Reynolds as Michael Bryce the bodyguard and Samuel L. Jackson as Darius Kincaid the hitman.
Many thanks to Marjan from Vintage Drachten for the beautiful pictures and the enthusiasm.