Hyperrealistic Rhinoceros Beetle-Shaped Chair


The Beetle Chair is designer Maximo Riera’s latest addition to his ongoing project aptly titled The Animal Chair Collection. We’ve seen him turn anything from a majestic elephant and mighty rhino to a giant octopus into a comfy seat, but now the Spanish designer has set his creative sights on the European rhinoceros beetle.

Like his previous work, the crafty artist presents the sculptural piece of furniture in jet-black, concealing the seat from certain angles. On one end, the horned face of the enormous insect stares ahead menacingly while the back end appears to be a sleek, relaxing armchair. Perspective plays a key role in all of the chairs in this collection, though this one may be the most illusive.




Maximo Riera website
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November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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