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Monday, December 14, 2009
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(images courtesy SOM)

The Chicago office of SOM has designed a modern take on the menorah, which recently took top prize in a charity competition sponsored by Steelcase. The solid wax menorah, which was created by Colin Gorsuch, burns so that the eight inch square frame is revealed with the passing of each night of Chanukkah.

The melting wax “falls onto the wooden base and paints a pictorial timeline of the Hanukkah celebration,” according to a statement from the firm.

SOM’s Adrian McDermott designed a wreath for the competition, formed out of 80 overlapping toruses that create a lattice ring.

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