The Hippopotamus Chair by Maximo Riera

Do you remember stunning animal chairs by Maximo Riera that we periodically show you on the pages of BeautifulLife? Today we want to show latest creation of Maximo Riera – the Hippopotamus Chair. Created in the same style as the rest of chairs from Animal Chair Collection this Hippopotamus Chair was created in limited edition of 20 items. “The Hippopotamus is a semiaquatic herbivore mammal, peculiar for its barrel-shaped torso, and is one of the most aggressive and unpredictable creatures in the world. For this design, its tremendous size and volume has been preserved, evading any sections or partitions along its body, in order to accomplish an entire life-size piece. The seat was mounted on top of the animal’s upper body, having two different hemispheres, one is functional and the other creates the illusion of the animal’s imposing presence.” The price tag for one chair is $95,000.

Limited Edition Beetle Chair and Toad Sofa
by Maximo Riera

Spanish designer Maximo Riera didn’t stop his stunning Animal Chair Collection and right after Whale Chair and Elephant Chair has added to it another two pieces: Toad Sofa and Beetle Chair. Both were created in the same style: black and shiny, like they crawling from an oil spill. 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.

Whale Chair by Maximo Riera

Spanish designer Maximo Riera continues to create stunning animal chairs. In addition to Octopus, Rhino, Walrus and Elephant chairs he created new Whale Chair. This chair honors the blue whale, the world’s largest animal. "Whale Chair" was designed to be the centerpiece making it ideal for open spaces due to its extensive its size and dimension. the fin is showcased in a manner that replicates the lift of its tail fluke in the water, while its asymmetry balances the composition of span in relation to the seat. this piece serves as a reminder that we need to understand how to responsibly sustain our marine life population to prevent a decline in our earth’s endangered species." Have fun!

Stunning Elephant Chair by Maximo Riera

Stunning Animal Chair collection by Spanish designer Maximo Riera was replenished with new item – Elephant Chair. Elephant is one of the most popular animal in India, so designer decided to decorate this chair accordingly to Indian motives. The carvings and patterns found on traditional furniture are reproduced according to the original hand-made pieces. The distinctive asymmetrical surface is translated into morph metric data using advanced software. The overall structure is carved from compressed foam with an internal steel frame. The final object is enveloped in fine leather, allowing all the detail to be refined. Elephant Chair weighs 160 kg or 353 lbs. It’s the throne, simultaneously furniture and gorgeous sculpture. If you want to check other chairs from this collections – check The Animal Chair Collection.

The Animal Chair Collection by Maximo Riera

The Animal Chair collection from Maximo Riera at the moment contains three different chairs: Octopus Chair, Rhino Chair and Walrus Chair. But designer is going to complete it with another three: Lion Chair, Beetle Chair and Whale Chair. “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.” Take a look!