A Chocolate Banana Light? The Arc Table Lamp is made with Cocoa Leaves and Abaca Banana Fibers!
A lamp made from chocolate and banana? Well...not quite, but the cocoa leaves used
in the Arc Cocoa Leaf and Abaca Table Lamps are collected from the same plant chocolate is made
from. After a process
called fossilization, the leaf is dyed with organic, non-corrosive dye to create
the desired color. Only the leaves that remain fully intact are used on the
lamps. The remaining leaves are then re-purposed for use in other projects. The
powder coated frame is constructed from wrought iron, making the lamp very strong and
The frame is then woven with abaca fibers (fibers derived from the abaca banana
plant) making the lamp a unique and beautiful addition for your home or office.
Dimensions: 8"L x 8"W x
The Arc Cocoa Leaf and Abaca Table Lamps come in
Green, Natural and Multi-Color. Colors are approximations and may differ slightly from lamp to lamp and
from screen to screen.
More About Fossilization:
Fossilization is the process of drying leaves over a three to four month period
and then hand rubbing the chlorophyll of the leaf so only the leaf’s skeleton
remains. This is a labor-intensive process and no corrosive chemicals are used.
Once the chlorophyll is removed, the leaf is stained with organic dyes. Since
the leaves are natural, each one will absorb the dye differently. The resulting
effect is a lamp with different hues and shades (sometimes within the same
leaf), making each and every lamp unique. There are a few cases in which the leaf may have a small tear before it was
adhered to the lampshade; due to the low-impact sealant we use, no tear will
increase in size nor will any leaf pull from the shade.
More About Abaca:
The abaca plant is fast growing and is related to the beloved banana plant
that produces those edible long yellow fruits we have come to know and love in
our raw and natural diets. The abaca species
matures in about 18 to 24 months and consists of 12 to 30 stalks from a central
root system. Each stalk grows between 12 and 20 feet high. Different parts of
the plant make different products such as abaca rope, twine, or paper. Abaca is
special in that it will re-grow from the same root system after being harvested
and it can be grown within the rainforest without destroying critical habitat.
More About Cocoa:
The cocoa tree is a small 15–26 ft tall evergreen tree native to
the deep tropical region of the Americas. Its seeds are used to make cocoa
powder and chocolate. The scientific name Theobroma comes from Greek work
meaning "food of the gods". The word cacao itself derives from the Nahuatl Aztec
word cacahuatl. Similar words for the plant and its by-products are attested to
in a number of other indigenous Mesoamerican languages. The cocoa leaves may be
harvested sustainably (in moderation) without harming the overall tree.
Cocoa Leaf and Abaca
We do not recommend placing your lamp in direct sunlight as it
may cause the leaves to fade. If cleaning is required, use a dry cloth or duster.
We do not suggest using liquid
cleaners. Other than the occasional dusting or light bulb change, these lamps do not require any special maintenance.
The Arc Cocoa Leaf and Abaca Table Lamp uses 1 light bulb.
We suggest using compact fluorescent light bulbs in your lamp. These bulbs will get nice and
bright without the added heat compared to a standard incandescent bulb. The bulb
also will last much longer, in many cases over five or more years. On average, a
13-watt fluorescent bulb will create the same lumens of light as a standard
60-watt light bulb and a 26-watt fluorescent light bulb will have the same light
output as a 100-watt incandescent bulb. Please check with the light bulb manufacturer
for your specific bulb specifications. Fluorescent light bulbs are considered to be a great alternative to standard light bulbs
since they promote energy efficiency. We wanted to create artistic lamps that
can be functional; therefore, we designed our lamps with these bulbs in mind. If you use an incandescent bulb we suggest max 40 watt.
LED lights may also be used.
Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery
Please Note: Additional shipping fees may apply. We will contact for your approval if they do. Returns accepted within 30 days in new and unused condition for
a full refund less shipping, handling, 15% restocking fee, and any damages.