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World's Coolest Ceilings

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Look out above! The world’s coolest ceilings crop up in some unexpected places.

Mirror Room, Royal Palace, Belgium

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In a room with plenty of dazzle, the Brussels ceiling captures your attention with an iridescent emerald-green glow that comes from the shells of more than one million Thai jewel beetles. Belgian contemporary artist Jan Fabre oversaw a team of 29 who spent three months hand-gluing each shell into place. He entitled it “Heaven of Delight,” perhaps a throwback to the traditional notion of the ceiling as representing the heavens.

World's Coolest Ceilings

Mirror Room, Royal Palace, Belgium

In a room with plenty of dazzle, the Brussels ceiling captures your attention with an iridescent emerald-green glow that comes from the shells of more than one million Thai jewel beetles. Belgian contemporary artist Jan Fabre oversaw a team of 29 who spent three months hand-gluing each shell into place. He entitled it “Heaven of Delight,” perhaps a throwback to the traditional notion of the ceiling as representing the heavens.

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