Sunshine & butterflies

Jeroen Verhoeven's rather stunning chandelier is powered by sapphire-blue solar panel cells cut into the shape of butterflies. Self sustaining, it absorbs the energy of daylight to fuel its own illumination.

Why butterflies? Well, physically these delicate insects also power their own bodies, using their wings to absorb the rays of the sun, in turn raising and sustaining their own body temperatures to that which is necessary for their survival. Like butterflies, Jeroen is one smart sustainable cookie... I think I want one of these.

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