What is Japonisme ?

Japonisme is a French term that dates from the Impressionist period which refers to the incorporation of stylistic elements of Japanese design into Western art. Painters such as Gauguin, Monet, Degas, and Van Gogh included Japanese elements in many of their works during this period, like Portrait of Père Tanguy by Van Gogh and Still Life with Head-Shaped Vase and Japanese Woodcut by Gauguin. This attraction to Japanese influence remains with us today, and has provided the inspiration for the lamps I have created.

All lamps are entirely hand made by me in my workshop, using only the finest, responsibly-sourced hardwoods and imported Japanese Unryu rice paper. All lamps are finished with a non-toxic, water-based varnish that will protect the beauty of the wood for years to come. Additionally, any of my base model lamps can be customized to your liking, or we can work together to realize your dream of a custom lamp. The clean lines of the wood and soft light emitted by each lamp are sure to bring a sense of refined tranquility to your home, office, or business.

I invite you to explore my website…there are many standard lamp models available, all of which can be customized to your liking. I can also create a completely unique lamp, just for you, based upon either your design or one that we come up with together. Don’t hesitate to contact me – hope to hear from you soon!



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The Japonisme workshop is based in Bordeaux, France. Please feel free to contact us by phone, email, or through the website form below. We will be in touch with you promptly.


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