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Flitter Flies are Free to Fly in Design

Monday, April 16th, 2012

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.

In transition from my last post, here are some examples of butterflies as exhibited in design.

Virtue of Blue_via DC DesignCoop_via Dutch Design House_as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Butterfly Chandelier made of Solar Panels via Dutch Design House as discovered by DC Design Coop

Another chandelier discovered on Sage Atelier.

chandelier-lighting-butterfly_via sage-Atelier, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

 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.

amcqueen-butterflies-parisbreakfasts via Avery Design Interiors, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Alexander McQueen Butterflies - Paris Breakfast Hat

amcqueen-butterfly-vanessa-dining-table-bartoli via Avery Design Interior, as seen on Slipcovers for your Walls

alexander mcqueen-butterfly-vanessa-dining-table-bartoli via Avery Design Interior

Don’t forget butterfly wall sculpture by Paul Villinski as seen on Archithings . Here’s a previous post showcasing butterfly sculpture.

Decorating-Butterflies_Villinski via Archithings, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Decorating-Butterflies_Villinski via Archithings

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….

Paul Villinski butterfly sculpture as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Paul Villinski Butterfly Sculpture

Paul Villinski butterfly sculpture as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Many Paul Villinski many different butterfly sculptures

I love this Colour Lovers site that pairs butterflies with paint colors.

butterfly in winter_color via Colour Lovers, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

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.

casart-coverings_Butterfly_Grid, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

This is beautiful butterfly wallpaper by DeGournay but be prepared to make the commitment as it is traditionally applied with glue.

emerald-green-wallpaper-butterflies via home and decor, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

 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.

casart teal raw silk detail, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Casart coverings custom, removable desginer butterfly wallcovering

Casart Butterfly Mural Composite

 

Contemporary-and-Elegant-Butterfly-Chair-Design-for-Home-Interior-Furniture-by-Laurie-Beckerman, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Butterfly Chair by Laurie Beckerman via New York Markt

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.

– Ashley

 

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