In the last week or so, I swear I’ve stumbled upon at least four or five different photos of chandeliers molded to look like octopus tentacles. In my blogging efforts, I’m always on the lookout for interesting art projects and design ideas, so it’s possible that I go through more of this type of photo than the average person. Still, it’s rare that I notice so much of the same concept in so many different places, and that’s what really caught my attention.
I needed to know more. Who is making these tentacle lights? Is this some Urban Outfitters thing? Do I actually like these chandeliers, or am I just intrigued by their weirdness?
Then my coworker, who’d been scanning through ideabooks on Houzz and swapping names of design blogs with me all night, found it: Adam Wallacavage’s website.
And now I’m hooked.
Click on “Octopus Chandeliers,” and you will be introduced to a world of fantastical lighting fixtures you’ll never forget. While you may not like the first octopus chandelier you find, I’m convinced that the more you see of Adam Wallacavage’s work, the more you will love it.
It’s amazing how much variety there is among Wallacavage’s pieces. His colors vary from subtle to brilliant, his designs from modest to extravagant. Some of his chandeliers remind me of something you might see in the lobby of the Shedd Aquarium, an antique designed to gracefully light the marble floor of a ballroom. Others are hot pink and reminiscent of the interior of Pee-Wee’s playhouse. Both are equally successful in their design.
In fact, the entire spectrum of Wallacavage’s fixtures is exquisite from beginning to end. I’m so happy to have found them.