One of the most exciting developments in the design over the last few years is the availability of LED lighting. While much of it comes in the form as standard-sized replacement bulbs, I'm always interested to see what designers can accomplish when creating luminaries that don't have to be based on the idea of a replaceable bulb.

The Synapse LED lighting system from Luceplan enables the owner to snap together the pieces in and a self-configurable pattern in order to create interesting and unique lighting sculptures.

Each module houses RGB LEDs to create either white or colored light. The white plastic diffuses the light into a soft, ethereal glow.