During his creation phase Francisco Gomez Paz virtually immerses into his project; this includes studying the technical aspects, e.g. the possibilities LED technology offers – as he did for example while creating the Luceplan Tango
. Francisco Gomez Paz also enjoys dealing with different materials, with traditional and innovative approaches and he draws inspiration from other colleagues. Thus, the South American designer collaborated with Luceplan co-founder Paolo Rizzatto
and together they created the enchantingly beautiful Hope. This pendant light was to be the first great success of the designer, who received numerous awards. Hope
is a fascinating reinterpretation of the classic chandelier, whose appearance appealingly reminds us of the eponymous diamond. Even more: when it is switched on each member of the large Hope family
ensures a breathtaking lighting spectacle. The "dress" of the Hope consisting of ultra-thin micro Fresnel lenses refracts and reflects the light emitted by the illuminant integrated on the inside in such a magnificent way that a spectacular as well as harmonious room light is created. The pieces by Francisco Gomez Paz
and Paolo Rizzatto were acknowledged by many awards, i.e. the Good Design Award, the Red Dot Award and the Compasso d’Oro. By now, the Luceplan Hope is available in different sizes as well as in the form of a ceiling light, a floor lamp and a wall light.
Further highlights of Francisco Gomez Paz
Francisco Gomez Paz, born in 1975 in Argentina, first studied and graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba. Later on, he moved to Milan, Italy, and was awarded the Master degree at the renowned Domus Academy in 1999. After a four-year collaboration with Paolo Rizzatto and the joint creation of the Hope light, he founded his own studio in Milan in 2004, which is his workplace as well as his place of residence. Here, Francisco Gomez Paz
designed further lights that enhance our apartments in terms of decoration as well as light technology. One of these lights is the Luceplan Tango Terra. In his interview with the lightMAG, the light11 blog, Gomez Paz said that during the creation of the Tango he “was playing around with the movement of a plain in space”. Similarly the floor lamp – which is clearly expressed by its name – is reminiscent of the Tango Argentino dance after which it was named. Francisco Gomez Paz explains the luminaire as follows: "In tango there is this nice move where you cross your leg with the leg of a woman. The shape of the “Tango” almost represents that move. If you stand in front of the lamp it’s almost like you’re dancing tango." And speaking of dancing: thanks to its high level of mobility, the seemingly jointless LED floor lamp by Francisco Gomez Paz
also performs a “dance” and thereby provides for an individual illumination that can be readjusted at any time.
A further demonstration of the creativity of Francisco Gomez Paz is the Luceplan Illusion Parete/Soffitto
. This LED wall light totally lives up to its name and virtually misleads the viewer: the incredibly flat, only 4 cm deep Illusion is provided with a Fresnel lens in the centre, which gives the viewer the impression of a sphere-shaped form. Thus, the Luceplan Illusion develops a visual suction effect that one cannot escape. Whenever this creation by Francisco Gomez Paz
is switched on, it provides for a uniformly emitted room light with a power input of only 17 W.
In 2011, Francisco Gomez Paz
was awarded the „Premio dei Premi per l’Innovazione“, an innovation price, by the Italian President Georgio Napolitano.