This is not a chair that you can put against the wall at home!
Strike the proper tone at your next dinner party by parking yourself on a giant octopus. Exquisitely detailed (and just a little bit creepy), this brooding bodyshock of opulent dining chair and inky black leviathan is the perfect platform for announcing your plans for world domination, releasing the Kraken, or scaring the living giblets out of your daughter’s new boyfriend.
Created by Spanish artist Maximo Riera, The Octopus Chair waves a dismissive tentacle at questions like “WTF!?, “Why?” and “Where on earth would I put it?”. Who cares if it doesn’t match your other flat-packed fjürniture? So what if it costs more than Captain Nemo’s submarine? We guarantee almost any problem can be overcome when you have an enormous octopus watching your back.
The detail in the octopus is extraordinary
Each chair is hand-built by a team of over thirty professionals, overseen by Riera himself. The rich leather upholstery on the chair is incredibly comfortable. Plus, the seat on this lavish cephalopodian throne is one of the few places in the room where you’ll avoid the oversized octopod’s steely gaze. Comfortable and discomforting, at the same time? Absolutely!
As part of a larger range of “animal chairs” by Riera, the Octopus Chair is being produced in very limited numbers. So catch this spectacular tentacular armchair now, before they’re gone for good. So long, suckers!
Designed by Maximo Riera
Chair is upholstered in luxurious black leather
Tentacles extend to 1.5 metres behind the chair
First in a series of animal-inspired chairs by the artist
The octopus sculpture is created from compressed foam sections that are then attached and painted by hand to create the intricate details
Although this probably looks lovely with a supervillain sitting in it (while stroking his catfish), the foam construction means that it is relatively fragile. Since it cannot go against a wall, someone is sure to trip over the tentacles and break them off. Wildcatherder, California - 30th June 2012
Absolutely fabulous. I would chop off my own tentacles to have one. Dr Elephant, Newcastle - 16th June 2011
But can it correctly predict the winner of the next world cup?
- Could it be that such powers are bestowed upon the octopus' occupant? Mccanute, DK - 19th May 2011
Firebox says: Untested as yet.
This chair looks perfect in my Evil Lair, I will be pilfering more soon. Dr. Disaster, Secret Hideout - 18th May 2011
But can it correctly predict the winner of the next world cup? Jake, High Wycombe - 29th April 2011
Firebox says: R.I.P Paul.
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