Custom Hot Air Balloon Luminary Sculpture

Large 14 inch light orange modular origami ceiling lantern embellished with hot air balloon carriage and two figures for scale (overall height 26 inches). 20 thread suspension holds carriage and adds to pleasing illusion of soaring through sky on a gentle breeze. Customizable banner on balloon and/or hanging beneath carriage adds a personalized touch. Will make to order any message and color combination.

Lantern is made with 120 interlocking origami units of high-strength translucent parchment paper bound with tinted adhesive and shoji paper. Unique light-orange ceiling lantern with luxurious warm diffusion of light from single 60 watt candelabra bulb suspended inside. Golden Heart Illumination globes feature an intriguing balance between rigid symmetrical geometry and flowing irregular patterns color density. The spherical shape (14 inch diameter) is made with 120 interlocking origami units of high-strength translucent parchment paper. Lantern is supported by sturdy nylon struts attached to power chord above suspended light socket. Star-shaped openings cut into lantern at the top and bottom allow for ample ventilation from heat of bulb. Lantern is ideal for dimmer switch varying intensity of light and dramatic changes in illumination (dimmer not included - available on request). Appealing shape and comforting color enhances room in daylight even when not lighted. Comes with 60 watt candelabra bulb and 15 foot white power chord.

Pictures cannot do justice to the quality of light and appearance of Golden Heart Illumination lanterns. The lanterns themselves are an interesting sculptural art form with infinite variety of color density and surface texture within each unit. When illuminated, the appearance changes dramatically with light intensity (adjusted by dimmer switch or varying bulb wattage), and with changing the ambient lighting where the lantern resides. The structure of the folded, woven and layered paper lantern is remarkably strong because of the durable translucent adhesive binding it into a sturdy cohesive unit. It can be bounced like a basketball with minimal damage and guaranteed to last for years. You will not be disappointed with this beautiful one-of-a-kind light sculpture.

Dimensions: 14 inch diameter 6globe, overall height 26 inches

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