Shoji, literally translated as "Interceptor", is a sliding panel used as a window or door in the traditional Japanese house. The word was first used to describe portable screens which formed the earliest room partition and room enclosure.
The Shoji is an internal panel, mostly used as a window or door to a corridor to let soft, diffused light from outside filter in. Because a soft light is transmitted through the screen you can create a private area while retaining an airy, spacious environment.
Shoji is made of a timber hardwood frame in Australian Tasmanian Oak. This beautiful timber has been selected because it has the correct grain and density to reproduce the quality of the original Shoji screens. Shoji screens and panels have many applications - they are perfect for use as room dividers or sliding wall partitions, in fact in any area of your home or office.
Shoji Screens and Doors produce sliding doors and panels as well as bi-fold screens, which combine the visual appeal of traditional materials with the practicality demanded by the Australian lifestyle. By using a specially produced fibreglass panel, a soft diffused light is achieved yet is far more practical and durable than paper. A low profile brass track is used to efficiently carry the sliding panels. Shoji Screens and Doors are made in Queensland, Australia and can be custom sized and finished in black lacquer, clear lacquer or in a range of decor colours. The screens can run in a cavity or on the outside of a room.