Propellor designs light sculpture inspired by symmetries of the forest

Orée, from the French Canadian phrase à l’orée du bois (or on the edge of the woods), is a light sculpture designed by Propellor that embodies both the visual rhythm of the forest and the warmth of the sun that animates it.

The Vancouver-based design studio’s work is often informed by the half-hidden geometries that abound in nature. “Drifting by a backlit stand of poplar trees in our canoe this spring, we were struck by the sublime symmetries of the forest lit by the morning sun. The Orée Light is our effort to distill our observations of the forest into a form that captures it’s beauty and energy,” says Propellor.

The Orée Light is hand-crafted from bleached solid white-oak hardwood and buffed to a satin sheen. It is lit with an LED light that accentuates the natural warmth of the rich hardwood. Each hanging wooden element is suspended independently, allowing for subtle animation when exposed to moving air. Orée’s shape, size and wood type are fully customizable.

The Orée Light is available online at