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IN Creative ON 25 Nov, 2015
What does your ceiling look like? Well, mine pretty ordinary, mundane even. It's just a typical dirty white ceiling that has a single light bulb to keep me going. Pretty said, right? Well, here are just some of the most beautiful ceilings you can find in the world that would put all of our ceilings to shame. Their advantage, of course, is the location, size, and the financial capacity to create them. Oh, and sheer brilliance in imagination and creativity.
Located at the prestigious University of Cambridge, the ceiling of King's College Chapel became ever so glorious, thanks to a digital projection artist named Miguel Chevalier who used the place for a lights show. The event was called "Dear World... Yours, Cambridge" and made great use of the Perpendicular Gothic design.
At the Ducal Palace, one would be able to find various, illusionist paintings at the ceiling of the Bridal Chamber. These artworks in Italy were made by Andrea Mantegna way back between 1465 and 1474, thanks to the financial assistance of Ludovico III Gonzaga.
This might surprise you, but the concept store of Starbucks located at Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam has a really dazzling ceiling. The location of this Starbucks outlet is actually at a basement that used to be an underground bank vault. The ceiling was designed by Liz Muller together with 35 local artists.
The Dome of Light is a magnificent place located at the Formosa Boulevard Station in Taiwan. The ceiling or dome consists of 4,500 panels that was made by Narcissus Quagliata from Italy. The theme of the design is "Wind, Fire, and Time."
Situated at the Royal Palace in Brussels, the Heaven of Delight is not a painting, but rather it's a collection of 1,600,000 jewel scarab wing cases, intricately put together to achieve such a beautiful ceiling.
This complex design could be found at the Palazzo Borromeo in Isola Bella, Italy. There are six rooms that have the beautiful design made by Vitaliano the Sixth and architect Filippo Cagnulo. Moreover, it took them 100 years to complete the grotto.
This somewhat weird, groovy design can be observed at the Monsoon Club in Washington, DC in the United States. The concept was conceived by Christopher Lee and Kapil Gupta and has a three-dimensional carpet hanging over the Monsoon Club.
This literally reflective ceiling can be found at the Bella Italia Winery in Germany. Yup, there are over 90 mirrors hanging above you. The design of the restaurant was made possible by architects Gunter Fleitz and Ippolito Fleitz Group.
Situated in Isfahan, Iran, this very intricate public mosque was completed in 1619 and was actually originally a private, expensive worship place for Shah Abbas I and his women in court.
Located in Naples, Italy, the Toledo Metro Station is part of the Art Stations program that has already been participated by Alessandro Mendini, Anish Kapoor, Gae Aulenti Jannis Kounellis, and Sol Lewitt.
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