Maximo Riera has taken furniture, chairs in particular, to a
whole new level. Never have I seen anything like this. He is the creator of
these animalistic chairs, the first one being the Octopus. Riera claims that
the animals on his chairs are biologically detailed. His collections will comprise of 15 different creations which include animals from mammals and reptiles to insects and sea life. For now, he has covered the Octopus followed by the Rhino, Walrus, Elephant and the Whale.
Maximo Riera is a Spanish artist whose work is inspired by
his travel and experiences with vibrant use of colour and detail. For example the elephant
chair, has beautifully carved Indian patterns in the front legs and is comprised of hand-made
pieces of furniture from India.
I am simply astonished at the attention to detail given to
these fine pieces of art. Riera works with 30 professional craftsmen. He has
retired from the medical industry and is fully committed to his studio in
Cadiz, where he paints and sculpts everyday. Which means we will get to see more of these amazing chairs, and I am super excited to see the Beetle that is coming soon.