Among Nambé's earliest and most beloved designs, the Butterfly Bowl was unveiled shortly after the birth of the company in the early 1950s, the creation of New Mexico sculptor Richard K. Thomas. This gloriously curved vessel is simple and joyful, its elongated sides gracefully reaching upward like wings aloft. In contrast to its namesake, however, this Butterfly is solid, weighty, and unexpectedly practical. The Nambé metal from which it is made is excellent at retaining temperatures at either extreme and is perfectly suitable for use with food. It adds elegance to pasta served family-style and is your secret to consistently crisp salads. Or simply use it to display what you want close at hand; the lustrous interior reflects the colors and shapes of its contents, accentuating the beauty of whatever lies within.
Designer: Richard K. Thomas
A light coating of vegetable oil applied to preheated or chilled Nambe alloy for each use will provide a protective barrier for highly acidic foods like salsa and help protect the finish. Use wooden or soft rubber utensils to avoid scratches. Remove dust and fingerprints with a soft, damp cloth. Citrus fruits, peeled or unpeeled, can cause discolouration; highly acidic or salty foods, such as dairy, mayonnaise, tomatoes, other fruits and vinegars, can cause discolouration and/or pitting.