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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Octopus Chair by Maximo Riera

As both a lover of everything octopus and interior design, this piece really tickled my fancy! Truly a work of art, this is the throne I imagine the evil octopus overlord ruling his kingdom from...




Text from DesignBoom.com

Spanish artist maximo riera has designed 'octopus chair', a limited edition piece that is part of a larger collection entitled 'animal chairs'. The series consists 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 present while creating a stronger connection between the spectator, the chair and its environment.

Requiring a team of over thirty professionals and four different companies, the chair was produced using a CNC milling machine. mechanized sculpting tools then produced a series of forms cut from foam blocks. Each part was assembled, glued, sanded and painted by hand to create an object that transmits a dynamic sense of movement.

8 comments:

sophia smith said...

Wow..Great imagination power..Already we have seen magic of octopus in football world cup.And now its really amazing design..Keep posting

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M4Mischa said...

I'm so in love with this throne, I want my whole hose done to match it. <3

Liz Granite: BREAKER said...

Me too!!! An octopus castle!

Rosy Smith said...

Hi
Awesome creative mind!!!"Octopus Chair". really hats off you. even we can't imagine such thing.
really graceful
thanks
Octopus

A Few Hours After Tim said...

There is a God. I MUST have that chair!

Joy Window said...

Fantastic! Forgive me if you have already seen this, but there's a great sculpture in Pike Place Market, downtown Seattle, that a friend of mine took a photo of. You can see it at http://www.flickr.com/photos/alan48/5580758394/in/set-72157626407967822

Skybird said...

Here's another Octopus/squid item:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/75327310/urn-vase-sqiud-with-two-handles-rusty