The design firm of Speirs + Major got the contract to update the lighting in Edinburgh's Usher Hall. Their solution for the hall's magnificent spiral staircase was this striking acrylic cylinder surrounding fluorescent tubes: "the inner layer is frosted to soften the light while the outer layer is etched with a ringed pattern
that catches the light. each fluorescent section is separated by shorter sections of frosted glass
rings uplit with leds to add sparkle and introduce variation along the length."
speirs + major: usher hall, edinburgh
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