Octopus

Carefully crafted wooden and stainless steel chandelier, with 8 bulbs and 1.6m diameter that steal the show in any room its placed in

This one has been done four times so far. The first two were cut by hand in a painfully slow process, the last two were machine-cut with a large CNC router at Fablab Lisboa.

The Octopus Chandelier is a massive presence in any room (and thus requires a tall ceiling), it is easily a showstopper. The eight large bulbs allow for a lot of light, and depending on the type of bulbs, some subtle shadow plays on the ceiling.

First sketches
First sketches
The cutting process
All the pieces before assembly
All the pieces before assembly
Custom laser-cut polished stainless steel holding everything together
Custom laser-cut polished stainless steel holding everything together
Lights off. This one hangs in Liberdade 229, Lisbon
Lights off. This one hangs in Liberdade 229, Lisbon
White version, private residence
White version, private residence