The Addams Family would be proud to dine under this hot-pink octopus chandelier, especially since it was inspired by Tuesday Addams’ octopus painted on the end of her bed. The skateboarder turned photographer turned chandelier maker Adam Wallacavage used ideas from books by Charles Addams, the creator of the Addams Family, to renovate a Victorian brownstone. Once Wallacavage caught the octopus-bug, the Philadelphia based artist launched a series of baroque style octopus-detailed chandeliers. The tentacled lights are composed of old lamp parts, epoxy clay, and spray paint.
Recently, Wallacavage created a special chandelier for the New York Times’ Design Issue (called the T chandelier) which mimics the Times’ own trademark. The T chandelier is now hanging in the Philadelphia Art Alliance craft and design center. When asked in an interview with the Times about the specific species of octopus the chandelier was modeled after, Wallacavage relied, “I never set out to try to make the chandeliers realistic, so I just made this from my own imagination. But if I had to pick, it would probably be whatever species Squiddly Diddly is.”