SOM (chicago) wins 10th annual steelcase design competition with modernist menorah.
the winning design created by SOM’s Colin Gorsuch, the menorah is a cast piece of solid wax that mimics the liquidity of the ancient consecrated oil.
as the menorah burns, its 8×8 framework is revealed. the melted wax falls onto the wooden base and paints a pictorial timeline of the Hanukkah celebration.
created by SOM’s adrian mcdermott. in traditional christian symbolism, the wreath evokes the circle of life and immortality.