This beautiful Soji floor lamp brings a touch of the exotic to any room with the oriental styling. It is a sturdy piece constructed of spruce wood, with attractive rice paper panes and is earth-friendly. The perfect gift for the eco-conscious....more
Brighten your home with this oriental style of our Windowpane Shoji Lamp.
Made in Southern China, this lamp is constructed of spruce and rice paper. The piece stands 72 inches tall x 12 inches wide and comes in your choice of black, rosewood, honey, or natural wooden frames. Rice paper is made by cutting the pith of a large herb (Fatsia papyrifera, related to the ginseng) into one roll or sheet, which is flattened out under pressure; then outlines of lamps are made with spruce wood and the rice paper is glued to the wood. China is one of the largest manufacturers of rice paper goods. This lamp requires a 60-watt light bulb (not included)
The Story Behind the Product
This factory is located in the Guangdong region of mainland China. The father is the main person in charge and employs many family members. Day to day operations are run by an aunt while the son is being groomed to take over once his father retires - all of this family greatly adds to the quality and productivity of this factory. Over 300 skilled and non-skilled craftsman work together, passing knowledge and craftsmanship from generation to generation. The working conditions of this group are excellent. The factory provides an excellent lunch each day for the staff. Attending strictly to the local and international anti-dumping and fair trade practice laws, Oriental Homes is proud to bring a piece of their culture into your home.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
Ships Carbon Neutral* Imported
Ships Carbon Neutral* Earth Friendly
Spruce wood, rice paper
Black, Red, Tan
Number of Light
23 in or more
On-Off Pushbutton Switch
Light Bulb Type
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These lamps provide a contemporary source of lighting in dark corners of our living room. I am very pleased with the outcome. The instructions re: type of light bulb were conflicting, however. The online instructions indicated 60 watt standard light bulb; the fixture itself says 25 watt or less, type B. In fact, it requires a regular type bulb, low-wattage. The low-wattage is necessary so as not to burn the rice paper shade. It took us a few trips to the store to finally get the correct bulbs. By using an energy efficient fluoro bulb, you can avoid the heat issue related to higher wattage bulbs.
This lamp was not difficult to put together by one person. It looks great and is well built. Although the wood "cross pieces" are thin (as they should be), the product arrived in perfect condition. No tools are required. I would recommend using the lowest wattage bulb possible, I use 15 watts, since it is real paper and higher wattage bulbs are not needed. A beautiful addition to many decors...doesn't need to be asian decor.
I ordered one lamp and was delighted that it came carefully packaged. It was easy to put together and I loved the way it looked, so I ordered another one. Everybody who comes to the house loves the way they look in our family room. The write up says they take a 60 watt bulb, but the really take 2 25 watt bulbs. I recommend the lamps highly if you are looking for a diffferent look in your lighting.
I looked at about a kazillion lighting websites before purchasing this lamp. However, calling it a "lamp" seems somehow beneath it. I placed it in the corner of my den, and it transformed the whole room. It is a beautiful art piece and has a side benefit of providing light. I tried different bulbs in it, ended up using 40 watt soft fluorescent bulbs which give a lovely low light effect...the paper panes are pretty bright white, so it really needs a soft white (warmer) lightbulb to keep it from being too stark. But it's a beautiful effect. My college aged son loves it too!
I tried to assemble with the tool offered. You will need a wrench for securing the lighting pieces. I don't have one and hand tight is not safe because the lights go up from bottom, not down from top. It is beautiful, but if it falls over one time, will be ruined. Its not for a household with kids.
The paint and wood easliy scratches so be careful with touching it.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. ok
We really like this floor lamp...used it to brighten a dark corner of the living room. The simple, elegant Japanese design would fit with most any decor. The indirect light (from 2 bulbs) glows through the tall paper screen. It is well made and easy to assemble.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Rosewood finish is a medium-dark reddish brown stain.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Well made, considering it is delicate (light wood frame / paper)
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