The Kalani Floor Lamp made with Cocoa Leaves and
Bamboo makes for a Naturally Beautiful Lamp
The cocoa leaves used in the Natural Cocoa Leaf and Bamboo Kalani Floor 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 legs of the Kalani lamp are made of real
bamboo, which have been hand stained to create contrast to the bold shade
colors. The bamboo is bound with natural twine and then attached to the wrought
Dimensions: 11"L x 11"W x
Natural Cocoa Leaf and Bamboo Kalani Floor Lamps come in
Multi-Color, Green, Natural, Orange, Sea Blue and Burgundy.
The pictures below show the full-size lamps with close-ups of the detail
just underneath. 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 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.
More About Bamboo:
Bamboo is an ecologically friendly and beautiful choice for furnishings and
Floor Lamps. Since bamboo is a grass, it grows and matures much quicker than
a tree. Within five years of sprouting, the walls of the culms (the bamboo
stalks) will have thickened and hardened and will be ready for harvest. That
means every year 15 to 20 percent of the forest can be harvested without clear
cutting. Compare that to a hardwood forest and you will see that bamboo is a
very productive and sustainable plant material. Unlike quick growing pine (aka
"trash pine") trees that many timber companies have planted in place of native
trees and forest, and take at least 25 years to grow large enough to harvest for
pulp or cheap framing lumber, bamboo grows quickly and has fine building
qualities. Bamboo is also very hard--harder than rock maple, which is one of the
hardest of North American trees. Using bamboo means less dings and dents and a
more durable product.
Cocoa Leaf and Bamboo 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.
Note: Due to the nature of bamboo, at times it may split when
it is first introduced into a new environment. For this reason, our bamboo is
always bound with twine. Splitting of the bamboo is extremely rare and this
separation will not affect the strength, durability, or beauty of the lamp. This
is one of the unique aspects of working with real, natural, materials.
The Natural Cocoa Leaf and Bamboo Kalani Floor Lamps use 2 light
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, 25% restocking fee, and any damages.