maximo riera creates limited edition beetle chair
maximo riera creates limited edition beetle chair maximo riera creates limited edition beetle chair
oct 14, 2013

maximo riera creates limited edition beetle chair

maximo riera creates limited edition beetle chair
all images courtesy of maximo riera




based on the european rhinoceros beetle ‘the beetle chair’ is the last creation of the animal chair collection by maximo riera. the species is one of the largest insects of its kind and it features a distinctive curved horn that is used to fight other males during mating season and as a tool for digging. they are the strongest land animal in relation to their size, capable of lifting over a hundred times its own weight. influenced by this concept, the chair’s proportions have been increased in the same order of magnitude. the seat section is located within the outer shell covering the wings that from the skeleton and protect the animal. by adapting the beetle’s morphology into a functional aesthetic it allows the composition of the skeleton to be seen without any interruptions. part of the animal collection will be exhibited at the greystone mansion, beverly hills, from the 4th of november, until the 4th of december 2013.



the beetle chair – back



the beetle chair – side view



the beetle chair – side view – 2



the beetle chair – detail



the beetle chair – front view – black background



the beetle chair  – seat



the beetle chair – side view – black background



the beetle chair – side view – black background – 2



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  • Thank God.
    Finally. We were waiting breathlessly for this.
    We knew you had it in you.

    Ron Smith says:

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