Spanish designer Maximo Riera likes to design chairs that exhibit animal forms. The designer’s Rhino Chair, Walrus Chair and Octopus Chair, part of the Animal Chair collection, are equally interesting mainly because of the unexpected nature (no pun intended) of the chairs’ forms. The series of three sculptural furniture pieces retain the vitality of the animals which they represent – Riera ensured the animals’ biology and appearances were as realistic as possible. Reira is currently working on additional pieces for his Animal Chair collection.
Máximo Riera has been a practicing artist for over thirty years. Whilst predominantly working in photography, painting and sculpture, he has also published a collection of poetry. Inspired by his travel and experiences through Europe and the Caribbean Islands, Máximo’s vibrant use of colour and evocative attention to detail have been
an inspiration which convey the meaning of his creations. His work also demonstrates a predominant influence from abstract expressionism and the Pop Art movements.
Even though his artistic career was relegated to a secondary role due to his professional life in the medical industry, Máximo still organized several exhibitions and events for his work, with all proceeds going to charity.
Born in Asturias, Northern Spain, Máximo has now retired to his studio in Cadiz, where
he paints and sculpts each day.
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