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Vibrant turquoise origami lantern or subtle white origami lantern suspended by sweeping balanced curves and brilliant blue/green dyed tiger maple veneer-lined ribs (both 120-unit lanterns included). The natural figure in the sequence-matched veneer strips captures the lantern's soft light in a radiating geometric pattern. The multiple layers of dye and over twelve layers of clear lacquer creates great depth and glassy shimmer. The 8.5 inch origami globe is made with 120 identical interlocking origami units of high-strength translucent parchment paper bound together by multiple layers of shoji paper and Japanese Nori glue creating a perfect white lantern.. Strands of twisted teal embroidery thread meander over the geometric surface of the globe adding to visual interest. The 19 inch tall veneer-faced MDF base (12 x 8 inch triangular base) is painted with matte black acrylic paint, houses a dial dimmer switch (rated for 300 watts), and has heavy duty felt pads & 6 foot power chord. The lantern is suspended by 18 gauge insulated wire, houses a 40 watt candelabra bulb, and all electrical connections are sealed in insulating shrink tubing. Adjustable pinch clip and nylon bracket suspends the lantern away from the bulb, allowing for ventilation and balanced illumination.

Note the production picture with the original sheet of figured maple veneer showing the strips removed for the sides of the radiating fins. The veneer is sequence matched along the front edge and again along the back spine as if the lamp unfolded fan-like from a single natural wood face. The picture shows the second stage of multiple finish layers for the veneer; (1, tung oil; 2, green dye, 3. clear shellac, 4. blue-green dye, 5. gloss lacquer).

Pictures cannot do justice to the unique quality of light and impact of Golden Heart Illumination lanterns. The energy balanced within rigid geometric forms and flowing irregular paper fiber & natural wood is quite hypnotic and soothing. The structure of the folded, woven and layered paper lantern is remarkably strong because of the durable transparent adhesive and shoji paper binding it into a sturdy cohesive unit. Whether in bright daylight or darkness, you will not be disappointed with this unique light sculpture.

Emerald Veneer Segmented Table Lamp with Origami Lantern


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: transparent parchment paper, shoji paper, nylon straps, insulating wire, candelabra light socket, dial dimmer switch, adhesive felt pads, 6 foot brown power chord, 40 watt candelabra bulb, recycled wood, tiger maple veneer, Nori glue, lacquer
  • Ships worldwide from Washington, United States
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