While many designers strive to accent their work in ways that will make it standout subtly against the competition, Vladimir Tomilov creates pieces that are the furniture equivalent of the elephant in the room -- or octopus in the room, if you will.
The Moscow-based designer recently designed a tentacle-adorned lamp that looks like it slithered its way out of the ocean or off of a spaceship. The palpable sense of movement that Tomilov so effectively pulls off is praiseworthy. Whereas most furniture evokes sedentary, stationary notions, the 'Octopussy' lamp, as it's called, looks like a living creature.
Though some may be hesitant to put this lamp in their reading room or have it occupy scarce and valuable condo space, the more adventurous of interior decorators are liable to give Vladimir Tomilov's concept lamp a shot in the dark.