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Maximo Riera

Maximo Riera

Maximo Riera Studio was created in 2010 in Spain. It is dedicated to producing limited edition bespoke furniture pieces. Most of our work is made to order, using industry leading 3D modelling techniques combined with cutting edge engineering production and traditional hand crafted finishing.

The two main collections are: The Animal Chair Collection: this series is an homage to endangered animals which attempts to create awareness for the entire animal kingdom. The works capture and reflect on the beauty of nature in each living thing.

The Millennial Collection: these unique pieces are manufactured using lifeless debris from authentic millenarian olive tree wood found in Southern Spain. This region is well known for its tradition in olive oil production and it is regarded as one of the finest and purest in the world. The wood is divided in sections with the idea of bringing the sterile material back to life, presenting its essence in a new form and respecting its immutable spirit.

Due to the particular nature of the work producing central or eye catching pieces, they have an extensive experience in collaborating with architects and interior designers to find the best suitable designs to fit exclusive spaces.The collection constitutes a diverse range of species, including octopus, walrus and rhino. Each chair retains the animal’s natural vitality whilst being totally biologically accurate in their appearance. It 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 main reason Maximo Riera chose to create a chair is because it is an everyday object, something taken as common and banal in our lives.

“Whilst considering the chair’s basic functionality, I also wanted to bring it alive, make it more present and create a stronger link between the spectator, the piece and the surrounding space,” says the artist