Kalaau Graphics

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About Us

Aloha!  My name is Charles S. Gerdes.   I have been doing legal work in downtown Honolulu for over 35 years.
I also create with Hawaiian Tropical woods.   I love wood and make lamps,  one piece clocks, pens, and the  occassional bowl .   Lamps made from Koa and Mango are my specialty.   

Artist's Profile. Click here to see what I do besides turning tropical wood to beautiful lamps.

Our Business Philosophy

The objective of our business is to provide a high quality product and reliable service for our customers. We hope you will enjoy visiting our web site and using our products as much as we enjoyed providing them for you.

Safety Concern

This Lamp is wired using UL approved electrical parts.  For your safety, this lamp is equipped with a polarized plug.  Please plug into your wall socket with the bigger side of the plug going into the bigger side of the wall socket.  If you have the old style wall socket, this plug will not fit. If you are away for an extended period of time, it is recommended that this lamp, like other electrical devices, should be unplugged.

Our Company

Our Company name , "Kalaau Graphics",  comes from a street name in the deep Kuliouou Valley .  We have been told that it means "to call out", in Hawaiian.    A "Kalaau" is also a type of musical stick used in Hula.   One rare usage of the term "Kalaau" is "mast".  Our valley is also a place  frequently hiked and is full of nature's beauty.  Wild pigs are still hunted deep in Kuliouou Valley.     The Koa used to make the lamps and pens comes from Hawaii.   The Mango wood is from our home island- Oahu.    Our logo is a picture from Kuliouou Valley .

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Kalaau Graphics: 745 Kalaau Place, Honolulu, Hawaii 96821
Call Cellular Phone: (808) 372-7844 or Law office at (808) 395-2219
E-mail Address:  CSGerdes@compuserve.com