The Octopus Table is a beautiful (predominantly) bronze sculpture designed and sculpted by artist Isaac Krauss. He collaborated with Alex Friend who contributed wax and welding work to the piece. Together they put in 1500 hours of time to create this amazing 8-armed table.
Alex gives some insight on its creation:
This is the finished bronze octopus, modeled off the blue ring octopus…The glass tabletop sits level on top of the legs. Welding the legs to hold the glass tabletop was a very rewarding and challenging process. I’ve certainly improved my TIG welding skills a lot because of my work on this octopus. An interesting thing about this sculpture is that the eyes are hand blown glass. In all the table weighs about 500 lbs which means we have put about $5,000 into building it.
via My Modern Met
images via Alex Friend