Maximo Riera’s hand-made furniture series is definitely something to behold. The growing collection of all-black furniture is striking, hilarious, serious and one-of-a-kind.
The Animal Chair collection constitutes a diverse range of species, from mammals to reptiles, and even including insects. Each creation retains the animal’s natural vitality whilst being totally biological accurate in their appearance. This collection is homage to these animals and the whole animal kingdom which inhabits our planet, as an attempt to reflect and capture the beauty of nature in each living thing.
Each of the Spanish creative’s work is manufactured to order, taking an average of 11 weeks to produce.
Each chair requires 170 hours of machine operation and 160 hours of workman as it is assembled, sanded and painted by hand,
making them all unique.
These are spectacular. I’ve always had a thing for animal themes in furniture. I’ve been a huge fan of François-Xavier Lalanne for years. He has this amazing frog chair and then there’s the rhino piece…
I wasn’t familiar with these. Another one of my “things” is sea creatures. And I’ve always had a soft spot for octopi! So I’m delighted with this gorgeous post. Thank you!
Sadly only on my wish list! When I find the hidden pirate gold I will let you know how it feels to relax in a stately way on one!
Us too! If you ever have the chance to own one, or even sit in it, let us know what it’s like in person!
I adore these. Have coveted them for some time. Particularly drawn to the Octopus!