I am absolutely delighted by the new work of Máximo Riera. I am talking about the Octopus Chair, a limited edition piece created by the Spanish designer who definitely managed to put me in a pirate mood. Riera has had this bold idea to create a series of chairs all inspired by animals (The Animal Chairs), consisting of more than fifteen different Works where the marriage between furniture and animal is the main component.
Choosing the chair based on its banality in our everyday lives, the series looks to bring life to the basic function of the object, making it more presente while creating a stronger connection between the spectator, the chair and its environment.
He started his project three years ago and it was finally completed in October 2010 and Máximo’s goal, as he explains, was to retain the animal’s natural vitality. At the same time, it was very important that the characteristics were biological accurate in their appearance. By taking a closer look to his creation, I must admit that his goal was more than achieved. The Octopus Chair looks totally alive!