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Arc Cocoa Leaf Table Lamp in Green


A Chocolate Banana Light? The Arc Table Lamp is made with Cocoa Leaves and Abaca Banana Fibers!

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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 durable. 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 20"H
 

Colors Available:
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.

Arc Cocoa Leaf and Abaca Table Lamp - Green Arc Cocoa Leaf and Abaca Table Lamp - Natural Arc Cocoa Leaf and Abaca Table Lamp - Multi-Color

Green

Natural Multi-Color


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 Lamp Care:
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.
 

Light Bulbs:
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.


Arc Cocoa Leaf and Abaca Table Lamp - Green $173.80
Arc Cocoa Leaf and Abaca Table Lamp - Natural $173.80
Arc Cocoa Leaf and Abaca Table Lamp - Multi-Color $173.80
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