Studio Visit with Adam Wallacavage

by Genevive ZacconiPosted on

With twisting tentacles, complex color schemes and a candy-coated iridescence as his trademarks, Adam Wallacavage creates one-of-a-kind lighting ensembles from his Philadelphia home. A veritable museum of art and design, his ever-evolving residence features a bevy of contemporary paintings, handcrafted ornamentation and turn-of-the-century antiques — serving as the perfect showroom for his work and an inspiring backdrop for its creation. Hi-Fructose recently visited Adam to take a behind the scenes look at his studio, process and art. Check out our exclusive images below.

Adam holds a wire skeleton to be used for a chandelier’s structure

Layers of tape applied to build the base of each tentacle

Clay added to render additional curves and details

Adam brushing on pearlescent base coat of paint


Gradients are applied with spray enamel

Chandelier before lighting fixtures have been added


A completed chandelier hangs in Adam’s living room