The traditional and authentic Japanese screens and room dividers you can buy here at Orientique come in simple and sleek designs. They are all created from multiple panels that are connected by hinges, making it possible to fold the panels in a z-form. This is why these Japanese partition screens are called Japanese folding screens. Foldings screens originally come from ancient China and were later on introduced to the Japanese people, who gave the partitions their own twist. The Japanese screens and room dividers by Orientique are very iconic and characteristic of the traditional Japanese style.
Subtle Yet Effective
These so-called shoji or ‘rice paper’ partition folding screens are made of a special kind of paper with translucent properties on a wooden lattice frame. The opaque paper will provide for you the privacy you desire while still letting light through in a very subtle way, creating a distinct and elegant mood in your living space. Furthermore, these Japanese privacy screens are freestanding and very light-weight, making them highly flexible and versatile furniture that you can easily place anywhere in your house. So not only are these decorative Japanese folding screens an aesthetic addition to your home décor but they also make excellent room dividers that are effective at their job.
The Myth Behind Shoji Rice Paper
Unlike what the term ‘rice paper’ may lead some to believe, you cannot eat the ‘rice paper’ of these Japanese screens and room dividers. Although the paper is often called ‘rice paper’ in the common language, it is, in fact, not really made out of rice. Instead, shoji paper is traditionally made out of certain plant parts from East Asia. It is not clear why people started calling it ‘rice paper’, but it is speculated that the oriental ring it carries made the term stick.
A Japanese Screen & Room Divider for Your Living Space
Although Japanese screens and room dividers have been used for centuries, their elegance and timeless design makes them suitable for all kinds of interior designs. Be it an old-fashioned or traditional living room, a contemporary and modern bedroom, or a high-end and graceful office, a shoji partition screen will surely be a stunning eye-catcher while fully accomplishing its functional task: satisfying your need of privacy by diving or covering up parts of your personal space. Additionally, Japanese screens and room dividers are also a splendid choice for other settings, such as cosy cafes and sophisticated restaurants. There, they can provide for the privacy that is required whilst creating that refined lighting and mood that makes them so special.
Stylish Japanese Screen & Room Divider Designs
The Japanese screens and room dividers that are for sale on this webshop are of classic traditional design. We offer natural or beige coloured Japanese folding screens as well as Japanese partitions with a black frame.
In both designs, the special paper in the lattice structure remains white. However, for those of you who wish for something more ornamental in their interior design, we also have Japanese privacy screens that are embellished with gorgeous artworks. These artworks portray for example stunning landscapes of the East Asian world or the sakura cherry blossoms that are so famous for only revealing their beauty for a short period of time during spring in Japan.
Our Promise of Authenticity and Quality
Here at Orientique, we only offer real and authentic Japanese screens and room dividers that we import directly from Asia. We do not believe in cheap replicas, and we promise you that the oriental partition and privacy screens you purchase here are of the highest quality on the market. As experienced importers who have been carefully hand-selecting hidden gems from the oriental countries for over two decades now, we assure you that the Japanese folding screen you invest in will be a treasure that you can cherish forever.
Japanese Screens & Room Dividers of the Right Size
The Japanese screens and room dividers you can find here at Orientique come in two sizes. If you are looking for a more subtle solution to divide your room or if the space that you are trying to cover up is not that big, we recommend you to browse through our collection of smaller oriental folding screens that consist of three panels. The total length of 3-panel partition screens is 120 centimetres (or 3 feet and 11.2 inches). However, if you were hoping to obtain something more striking and if you have ample space to cover, take a look at our larger Japanese privacy screens that are made out of four panels. The total length of our 4-panel Japanese room dividers is 160 to 200 centimetres (5 feet and 3.0 inches to 6 feet and 6.7 inches).
Fold and Stretch for Maximum Efficiency
Regardless of the size you want to purchase, all of our Japanese screens and room dividers are extremely light-weight and can be easily flattened by folding them like a paper fan. This way, they are easy to carry and reposition when the need arises. It also makes them perfect for being stored away temporarily when, say, you must create an open space. And it is just as easy to stretch them out and put them back when the time has come. This versatility and flexibility are one of the strongest points that our Asian-style folding screens possess.
Other Folding Screens and Room Dividers in Our Collection
At Orientique, we present a variety of oriental room dividers, of which our elegant Japanese screens and room dividers are only a small part of. Definitely also pay some attention to our lovely Chinese canvas room dividers that display sensational artworks printed on high-quality canvas. And if you want to see something truly exclusive, pay a visit to our extraordinary selection of limited edition wooden partitions screens that are delicately hand-painted or of antique origin. Finally, we also have an overview of all the folding screens and room dividers in our collection.
Let Our Japanese Screens and Room Dividers Inspire You!
We love our Japanese screens and room dividers and we often show them off in our professional examples of stylish interior designs. These shoji ‘rice paper’ folding screens are simple yet exquisite and form an influential mood maker in any room they are positioned in. If you are interested in how we use them in our designs or if you wish for some more inspiration, make sure you check out our gallery, where we proudly share some of our most impressive interior designs featuring a range of fine products from our huge assortment. In the case that you are still missing a spark and need more help or if you have a question, do not hesitate to contact us. We will always be delighted to offer our help.