maximo riera pays homage to animals with new edition of chair collection
 
maximo riera pays homage to animals with new edition of chair collection maximo riera pays homage to animals with new edition of chair collection
oct 29, 2015

maximo riera pays homage to animals with new edition of chair collection

maximo riera pays homage to animals with new edition of chair collection
all images courtesy of maximo riera

 

 

 

spanish artist maximo riera homages a wide range of living species with his ‘animal chair collection’, including an octopus, a rhino, an elephant, and a hippo between others. taking approximately nine to eleven weeks to produce, every piece is manufactured to order. in the end, an average of 480 hours of work are spent for each individual animal-shaped seating object. the chairs are made in a high dense polyurethane, which it is as consistent and resilient as solid wood and to reinforce the entire composition, each chair contains internally a metallic frame. in order to achieve the most accurate and finest outcome, 3D modelling software as well as cutting edge engineering and manufacturing techniques are used. 

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each piece takes approximately nine to eleven weeks to produce

 

 

 

‘this collection gives us an option of admiring what nature is capable of; this is the main reason why from the beginning I wanted to be faithful to the animal’s physique. this series 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.’ says maximo riera.

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in the end, an average of 480 hours are spent producing each chair

maximo riera
the collection is made of a high dense polyurethane, which it is as consistent and resilient as solid wood

maximo riera
each chair contains a metallic frame that reinforces its structure

maximo riera
featuring realistic animal shapes, the collection homages this living creatures

maximo riera
each piece is irrepitable because their color code is unique 

maximo riera
to produce them, 3D modelling sofware and cutting edge engineering is used

maximo riera
the rhino chair and the octopus chair

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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