Let’s go back to 400 BC, to the Japanese folding screens that were used as room dividers, and as shields against the wind and other elements. Strictly speaking, they are made from thin paper and wood frames, but they have changed over the years and now contain other elements as well.
A shoji screen is a translucent folding screen that typically acts as a room divider to provide privacy and diffuse light throughout the room. A shoji screen typically consists of a wood frame filled in with paper, wicker, or cloth. Traditionally, shoji screens were used as decorative displays that depicted legends and other elements of Japanese history.
SGA humbly pays homage to and captures the essence of this design aesthetic with our elegant Shoji scenic panels. In our interpretation of the traditional Shoji design, we substitute brushed square-tube aluminum for wood or bamboo, and we use durable, flame-retardant fabric in place of rice paper. A flower box is incorporated at the bottom of each panel in which lighting fixtures can be hidden and ballast can be added. This allows each unit to be independent and free-standing, providing ease of placement and flexibility of use.