Yamaha Design “Synapses” Relit LSX-700
Red Dot Award
Audio lighting system.
Music flows naturally as a part of life. Our goal was to make it an unobtrusive presence in the environment. With Relit, both music and light flow from a single pillar that does not look like a speaker, helping to create a more pleasing space.
We wanted to give equal prominence to both sound and light so that people can relax and enjoy music better at night. By carefully laying out the light source and the sound source, we have made it possible to express the idea of light as sound made visible.
Viewed from the front, most of the body is covered with a muted leather surface, bracketed by metallic fittings at the ends. The layout of parts and the controlled use of materials conveys a sense of quality that harmonizes with most interiors.
We gave the Relit system the slimmest design possible without interfering with sound quality. And because the basic functions of the system can be accessed through a smartphone app, its physical controls can be located on the rear, along with the light source and sound source, for a minimal design with the fewest elements possible.
- Masaharu Ono
- Yamaha Design Laboratory