GHIlluminations

Original Interior Lamps & Lanterns

Washington, United States · 16 Sales

GHIlluminations

Original Interior Lamps & Lanterns

Washington, United States 16 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(6)

GHIlluminations is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Golden Heart Illuminations will be temporarily closed due to family circumstances. We anticipate re-opening around November 1, 2015. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to reopening as soon as possible.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 11, 2015

Golden Heart Illuminations will be temporarily closed due to family circumstances. We anticipate re-opening around November 1, 2015. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to reopening as soon as possible.

Roger Gano

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Roger Gano

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(6)
skyechas

skyechas on Sep 2, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

It's as good as advertised! The craftsmanship is outstanding. There are small rough touches I like that says this is NOT store bought. The only thing I didn't expect was the chandelier light bulb (not the regular one). That's not a critique though because it's perfect for mood lighting. I enjoyed Robert's updates on the building process. He even apologized for the "recycled" packaging. A humble artist, how about that? I highly recommend this product!!

Pam

Pam on Sep 9, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I commissioned Roger to create a lamp with a paper lantern to include kanji characters. I was impressed by his high level of integrity and quality craftsmanship. During the process, he listened to my request, and always went the extra mile. He was very descriptive, and kept me well informed of each detail. He is a creative genius. I loved working with Roger as he created my vision into an Outstanding Unique lamp! I highly recommend commissioning him to create a piece for you! In great gratitude, Pam

Anonymous on Jun 8, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

In addition to being flexible and easy to work with, Roger created a beautiful custom lamp for us that will fit perfectly in our home. Can't recommend him enough!

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About

Dramatic light sculptures from paper, wood & stone.

Light sculptures are not only pleasing forms in themselves, but can fill a living environment with beautiful, comforting filtered light. We use desk lamps to read and overhead lights to avoid bumping into things in the dark, but light sculptures texture light and enhance everything within their radiance. The story of Golden Heart Illuminations is the journey of creating the perfect luminary for each unique customer.

I like to think of paper as an extension of wood, and each lantern or lamp is an exploration combining form and function. Origami alone is exquisite in geometric precision. While transforming a flat square of paper into a three-dimensional structure is satisfying for the maker, it's not very functional. Modular origami - weaving multiple origami "units" together - creates a sturdy architectural skeleton for the lamp shades & lanterns. Layers of translucent tissues and decorative papers are bonded to the skeleton with tinted adhesives to become a solid durable form. When illuminated, there's great energy in the dynamic balance between the rhythmic geometric polygons and the flowing random patterns of color density & texture.

Each new lamp is an improvement on the prior, and more elaborate and decorative bases have generated growing interest and sales. In the future I hope to incorporate more natural wood veneers and turning solid pieces of natural wood for more refined bases. I've been experimenting with epoxy resins to further strengthen and waterproof the luminaries for use in outdoor lighting and decorative stone garden lanterns. By using different sized papers for modular units and combining formed subunits together I've been able to adapt the paper luminaries to virtually any existing light fixture available on the market, and hope to solicit more custom orders for exact dimensions and colors to match customer decorative needs.

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  • Roger Gano

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I grew up in Japan immersed in their rich tradition of folk art, respect for natural forms, and appreciating the essential beauty of simple things. In artwork as in life it's a search for balance, making functional art that inspires and comforts.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 2, 2012
Golden Heart Illuminations lamps and lanterns are my full time production/vocation. My primary mission is to give you the highest quality products and service. Every item in this shop can be modified, adjusted or reproduced to your complete satisfaction.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is accepted through PayPal.
Shipping
All lamps and lanterns will be packed and shipped within 10 days of receipt of payment.
Refunds and Exchanges
All lamps and lanterns are guaranteed to perform as intended. Any electrical defect repair expense will be refunded, or the lamp base containing the defective electrics can be returned for repair free of charge for up to 12 months. Great care is taken in assuring that paper components are sturdy enough for shipping. If your shade or diffuser globe has a minor puncture or tear I will send you a small repair kit with original materials and detailed instructions for making the repair free of charge. If you are unsatisfied with the lamp for any other reason (up to 30 days) I will pay for the return of the lamp and will credit you with the full purchase price for another GHI product. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Additional policies and FAQs
All lamps are made with quality components designed to last for years of enjoyment, but only for 110 volt household power supply. I'm happy to provide links for compact & affordable transformers or plug adapters for overseas power supplies, but cannot alter the electronic components designed for 110 volt power. I invite custom orders of any kind.