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