See wood design in a new light

A revolutionary new wood material that offers extraordinary design possibilities is now available through James Latham.

 Luminoso are wood panels that transmit light, allowing designers to create visually stunning effects that are exceptionally unique.

The transparent wood effect is achieved with fibre optics that allow natural or artificial light to be transmitted. When the panel is unlit it appears to be a solid piece of wood as the fibre optics are only visible upon very close inspection but once illuminated, all kinds of impactful and eye-catching effects can be achieved.

Customised designs, logos and images can be incorporated and even ‘movable’ images, such as programmable messages can be transmitted.

Paul Latham, Sales & Product Development Director for James Latham said, “Luminoso really does have the ‘Wow factor’ and is unlike anything else available in the market. It’s the ultimate in creating a luxury interior space and I can see all kinds of applications for it, hotels, bars, restaurants, high-end shop fitting, yachts, private jets, exhibition stands, directional signage, the list is endless.”

Using species such as Oak, Maple, Walnut, Cherry and Sapele, Luminoso is a patented material that is made by embedding fibre optics between layers of wood with high strength adhesives.  No holes are created to achieve the effect.

It can be finished with lacquer, oil or stain to match the tone or finish of any other design element and it can be milled, cut and sanded.


Luminoso is available in panel sizes of 3000mm x 500mm, 3000mm x 1000mm and 3000mm x 1250mm and in thicknesses of 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm and 20mm.


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