Butterfly Shadow Paper Lantern

A pastoral scene comes to life when your turn on this luminous lamp.
created by

Paolo Bonaccorsi

$40.00 $ 26.99

created by

Paolo Bonaccorsi

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Magic Lantern

Imagine bringing the warm light of a perfect sunset into your home or office. That is the effect of this ingenious lamp from Paolo Bonaccorsi. When turned off, the exterior of the paper shade is subtly decorated with precision-cut outlines of butterfly wings. Turn the lamp on, however, and the glow from within reveals the silhouetted image of a field of tall grass and wildflowers, through which the luminous butterflies seem to float. The effect is like a luminous late afternoon. Recommended for use with a low-heat light bulb (not included). Made in Italy.

Paolo was born in 1970 in Asti to a commercial director dad, a painter grandmother and a cavalry officer grandfather. After studying art in his city, Paolo graduated from the European Institute of Design. He began his career as assistant to famous illustrators and photographers based in Turin including Enzo Isaia and Francesco Santullo. After a period working at an advertising firm, Paolo moved to Belgium for a year, where he worked for an agency that was responsible for transforming the comic book "Tintin" into 3D objects for animation. He returned to Turin in 1997 and took on roles in art direction, illustration and freelance photography for various agencies.

Made from
electrical components, recycled paper
4" L x 4" W x 13" H
Bulb not included. 11 watt maximum bulb or an energy saving light bulb approved for led lamps with light flux: 400 lm Power: 8.1 W
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Looks can be decieving


I bought this product as a birthday gift for someone. When it was delivered to me, I was excited because I thought that it looked really pretty in the photo. I opened it up and I can already tell that's its not what I was hoping it would be. In the photo it shows a few butterfly but the one I received had ONE butterfly and nothing else. Don't waste your money on this product!



Butterfly Shadow Paper Lantern

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