Introducing Woods: a collection of wood-inspired shades and laser cut patterns on LightArt’s signature fixtures. Designed with parent company 3form’s signature Varia, the biophilic print materials emulate complex textures found in nature and come to life with LightArt’s LED lighting core. Named after six prominent tree types—Black Ash, Cherry, Grey Oak, Walnut, Wenge, and White Oak—the Woods colorways showcase the diverse possibilities of LightArt’s offerings with 3form materials at their fingertips. The colors are also available with two laser-cut patterns—Sequence and Vade—bringing extra geometry and luminosity to LightArt’s fixtures.
“Wood is classic and familiar in most areas of design, but it’s an unexpected material for lighting due to its opaque nature,” says LightArt’s founder and Chief Creative Office, Ryan Smith. “Woods’ illuminated translucency makes it easy for designers to incorporate wood textures in a new way.”
This curated collection features six of LightArt’s eight material wood grains and two of LightArt’s 11 cutout pattern options for a refined selection vetted by LightArt’s design team. The colorways range from White Oak, a creamy, beige tone with tan veining throughout; to Walnut, a rich, solid shade of chocolate brown with dark brown streaks; and Black Ash, a dark, moody tone that softly glows when illuminated. The first cutout pattern, Vade, features parallel stripes that splice the organically veined graphic material. Sequence is a cutout pattern made with edged lines that resemble a tree root system. Paired with the intricate wood grains, Sequence brings geometric contrast to the organic material. When illuminated, the Woods patterns add depth to the resin graphics and cast beautiful shadows.
“A lot of materials come and go out of style, but wood is always timeless,” says Smith. “We crave tactile, textured things and durable, naturally-inspired materials like the Woods Collection can be here to stay.”
The Woods Collection is available with LightArt’s Coutour Cigar pendant, a cocoon-like fixture with open seams for atmospheric light; I/O Drum, which stands for inner and outer shade, with the outer shade featuring the Varia material; and LA2 Three Beam, a classic LightArt fixture with a sharp rectangular shape. Each fixture makes a statement on its own, but anchor a space when specified in a cluster.
Instead of working with real wood, which can be heavy, expensive, and difficult to clean in high-traffic spaces, 3form’s Varia is lightweight, easily formable, and cost-competitive. The Woods fixtures are also durable, cleanable, and offered with integrated solid-state LEDs for high-performing flexible lighting options. 3form’s Varia material is also environmentally conscious: it is 40% pre-consumer recycled PETG, holds a Red List Declare Label, an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), and a Greenguard Gold certification.
Contour Cigar is a 36” H pendant with three available colorways: Wenge, Gray Oak, and White Oak. I/O Drum (22” Dia X 12” H) is available in Gray Oak with Vade. Lastly, LA2 Three beam comes in two sizes and colors: 12” H in Walnut and Sequence and 8” H in Black Ash and Sequence.
LightArt's exclusive use of material manufacturer 3form's Varia allows us to create durable fixtures out of hundreds of colors, patterns, and textures.
We wanted to explore some of the material options and looked towards the warm and naturalistic tones of wood texture and patterns. For this exercise we selected three of our standard fixtures types to highlight the unique glow, mood, and capabilities of 3form Varia's wood material print.
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