There is common furniture that really doesn’t catch us by surprise and there is art furniture that utterly amazes us, making us believe in the elevation of modern design and the creations and inventions that are beyond ordinary. One Hundred Edition brings to you, one of the best top product designers that we believe that creates some of the best and most stunning and otherworldly contemporary pieces. The main reason Máximo Riera chose to create furniture design is that they are everyday objects, something so common and banal in our lives.
The Animal Chair collection by Máximo Riera is a unique art furniture design, that reflects the product designer audacious and provocative style. The Animal Chairs constitutes a diverse range of species, from mammals to reptiles, and even insects. This modern furniture is an 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. Stunning furniture design pieces for outstanding interior design.
“Whilst considering the chair’s basic functionality, I also wanted to bring it alive, make it more present and create a stronger link between the spectator, the piece and the surrounding space,” says the artist.
The Octopus Chair is the first piece of Máximo Riera‘s Animal Chair Collection, and it establishes a base and point of departure for the product design pieces to come.
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Because of its superlative size and presence, The Rhino Chair is considered more like a throne than a regular chair. It contains an inner frame along its body to support the weight and reinforce its balance. There is not a better animal than the Rhino to reflect nature’s capacity and mightiness. This particular piece is produced using morphometric data to resemble the Asian Elephant species having physical characteristics from this particular type. In India, the head of the elephant is used to represent the supreme deity Ganesha who is popularly worshipped as a remover of obstacles.
The Hippopotamus is a semiaquatic herbivore mammal, peculiar to its barrel-shaped torso, and is one of the most aggressive and unpredictable creatures in the world. For this design by Máximo Riera, its tremendous size and volume have been preserved, evading any sections or partitions along its body, in order to accomplish an entire life-size contemporary design piece.
The following piece takes us to the depths of the oceans, where this beautiful marine mammal reigns supreme. This tribute to the Blue Whale, the world’s largest animal, has deep meaning and relevance for the modern artist, due to his bond with the sea. This iconic image is highly recognizable as a symbol of amity between the Animal Kingdom and human beings. It also makes a firm statement on survival and overcoming adversities.