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The Animal Chair Collection

The Animal Chair collection constitutes a diverse range of species, from mammals to reptiles, and even including insects. 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.

The Toad Sofa

The Toad Sofa


The Animal Chair Collection by Maximo Riera


The Elephant is the largest land mammal, known for its memory, intelligence and wisdom. This particular piece is produced using morphometric data to resemble the Asian Elephant species having physical characteristic from this particular type.  In India, the head of the elephant is used to represent the supreme deity Ganesh who is popularly worshipped as a remover of obstacles.

The Artist wanted to highlight the ties of the Indian culture using carving in the chair section. The pattern has been duplicated from old Indian furniture and reproduced according to the style. Using advanced software we have managed to achieve the wood grain texture along the surface of the seat as well as the distinctive asymmetrical surfaces typical in hand crafted wood items.  In the animal part the texture and wrinkles are accurate to the animal's physiognomy. This piece welcomes the elephant to invade the human's habitat as opposed to what has been happening through history. We trust that The Elephant Chair will make a statement reminding us all how unique and fascinating this animal is.

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