When art met furniture in the studio of Maximo Riera the Spanish artist unleashed an homage to fauna wild and sea creatures wilder. His statement pieces are chairs formed from sculpted polyurethane plastic on metal frame.
To my eye they are indeed sculptural beauties. Riera, who is perhaps better known for his pop art and photography, says “I wanted to create a strong linkage between the piece, the spectator and the surroundings”. He hit the mark. No doubt the chairs would be the focal point in any room.
While the animals seem to be captured in a state of elegant repose, the price tags are certainly more beastly. They start at about $70,000 dollars.