A Staircase and a Chandelier

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You've probably seen plenty of spiral staircases and plenty of chandeliers in your life. But I doubt any have looked quite as cool as this photograph of the new cylindrical light in Edinburgh's Usher Hall. Here's another view:

The light, designed by Spiers + Major, is comprised of fluorescent tubes encased in 45 total feet of acrylic cylinders, a clever way to light the entire staircase and keep mounting and cable routing headaches to a minimum. And of course you get the benefit of that neat wormhole-like vista when you view it form below. [Designboom, Photographs: James Newton]