Image of the Day: What do 5,000 glowing aluminum tubes look like?

Heatherwick Studios designed 'Sitooterie II' as a permanent structure for the National Malus Collection in Essex, U.K. Over 5,000 hollow aluminum tubes were used to create this mutant porcupine sculpture. At night each tube acts like a window for the light source in the center, giving the entire thing that otherworldly glow.

"Sitooterie" is a Scottish term for sitting area, by the way. So go ahead and take a breather; we don't mind.

Smashing Magazine

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