Lamps with butterflies
We have been commissioned two lamps with butterflies for an apartment in Rome.
The request was to create two 55 cm high table lamps with different butterflies painted on glass in warm colors, from lemon yellow to amber and orange.
IKO Studio is fortunate to collaborate with other craftman in the area who are able to work brass to create unique and custom-made chandeliers, handcrafted lamp holders and the bases for our table lamps. This helps us design any lighting solution.
We have thus designed an octagonal based lampshade with four larger sides on which to paint two flying butterflies separated by a twig with leaves. The same twig proceeds on the smaller sides, to end with a small flower.
The technique we used for the assembly is the same as the famous Tiffany lamps, which allows you to create three-dimensional compositions. On the tin welds we have applied a burnished brass-colored patina.
Although the design and cutting of the glass require a lot of precision, the most complex part is the painting on glass performed with different grisaille and transparent enamels kiln fired at each step.