Life-Size Baby Giraffe Holding a Chandelier Light
Is your house a zoo? Does it have room for one more beast of the jungle? What if it's a life-size fiberglass baby giraffe bearing a Maria-Theresa chandelier? Sure, it might add to the chaos of your living room, but at least it will also shed some light on it.
Called "Giraffe in Love" - we'll get to the convoluted reason why in a sec - this sculptural lighting installation is a collaboration between Italian artist / designer Marcantonio and Italian brand Qeeboo. Just like a real newbie giraffe, it stands 13.3' tall x 3.1' wide x 7.2' nose-to-tail. Hopefully Giraffe in Love has a handle on its footing, and isn't going through a teen angst period, seeing as it's being tasked to let that very large, very breakable chandelier dangle from its mouth in perpetuity.
Oh yes, and the story behind "Giraffe in Love," according to Marcantonio and Qeeboo, is one of "irony and lightness: The giraffe is in love but she does not know it yet because her heart is far from her head and she lives love light-heartedly."
Ah. That explains it.