By David Ponce
Back in January we mentioned the Octopus Throne, an impressive creation from Maximo Riera that would have made any dictator hellbent on world domination proud. It was an elegant fusion of an octopus and an ornate chair and we liked it a lot. Little did we know that it was but one in a series of such chairs, which Maximo is simply calling the Animal Chair Collection. The above is the Elephant Chair, and is crafted much like the other one, “from compressed foam with an internal steel frame. The final object is enveloped in fine leather, allowing all the detail to be refined. Although not as heavy as an actual elephant, the chair weighs 160 kg or 353 lbs.” There’s no price information on this one, but the Octopus Chair was allegedly $53,000 and change, so we expect this one to be around that as well.