Synapse, Luceplan
Intrigued by the communication activity that occurs between neurons, Argentine designer Francisco Gomez Paz designed Synapse, a sculptural LED luminaire that can assume a range of dimensions and configurations (ceiling, wall, or suspension) by repeating the use of a three-armed module. The 34-centimeter-diameter (13.4-inch-diameter) module is composed of a polycarbonate shell that houses three white or three color-changing LEDs that can be controlled wirelessly. The ceiling or wall version uses a minimum of three interlocking modules, while the suspension luminaire uses a core of nine modules. The three- and nine-component sets may be combined to create a number of patterns.