Procario’s sculptural lighting is composed of micro-laminated wood fused with LEDs. With a rough sketch in his mind, Procario freeform bends the wood into one of his signature undulating shapes. After months spent intentionally breaking wood—whether with a hydraulic press or simply his own strength—the designer gained a deep understanding of its structure and learned where to draw the line before hitting that breaking point. The process is a delicate one,“wood doesn’t always want to work with you when you are freeform bending so you have to work with it,” he says. “But I really enjoy that. Sometimes it takes you in new directions that would never have happened if everything was planned out. In this way, the artistic process becomes a collaboration between the artist and the wood’s respective personalities. The outcome is an organic, fluid design with a distinct sense of motion.


DESIGNER/

John Procario

DATE/

2020

MATERIALS/

Bleached ash

DIMENSIONS/

H 60.96 x W 152.40 x D 121.92 cm

STYLE/

Contemporary

HERITAGE/

United States

SHIPS FROM/

New York

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John Procario Freeform Series Light Sculpture XVII $40,000

Procario’s sculptural lighting is composed of micro-laminated wood fused with LEDs. With a rough sketch in his mind, Procario freeform bends the wood into one of his signature undulating shapes. After months spent intentionally breaking wood—whether with a hydraulic press or simply his own strength—the designer gained a deep understanding of its structure and learned where to draw the line before hitting that breaking point. The process is a delicate one,“wood doesn’t always want to work with you when you are freeform bending so you have to work with it,” he says. “But I really enjoy that. Sometimes it takes you in new directions that would never have happened if everything was planned out. In this way, the artistic process becomes a collaboration between the artist and the wood’s respective personalities. The outcome is an organic, fluid design with a distinct sense of motion.


DESIGNER/

John Procario

DATE/

2020

MATERIALS/

Bleached ash

DIMENSIONS/

H 60.96 x W 152.40 x D 121.92 cm

STYLE/

Contemporary

HERITAGE/

United States

SHIPS FROM/

New York

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