Environmentally friendly and economical solutions are very popular today. Here’s one of them, it’s called Virtue of Blue Chandelier by the Dutch design house Demakersvan. The chandelier is made of sapphire blue solar cells. The piece is inherently self-supporting as it absorbs the energy of daylight to fuel its own lighting. The cells were cut into the shape of four different butterflies. The light bulb in the middle is hand-blown and its iridescent wings sparkle in the light. Why were the butterflies chosen? These insects also power their own bodies by absorbing the sun’s rays with their wings, raising and maintaining their own body temperatures to the levels necessary for their survival. The design is very romantic and beautiful. Such an energy efficient and environmentally friendly design would fit in many interiors and the beautiful sapphire blue brings peace and quiet. I admire the beauty and functionality of this piece!