Hippopotamus Leather Chair

Hippopotamus chair is designed by Maximo Riera who designs animal shaped genuine leather chairs a...

Hippopotamus chair is designed by Maximo Riera who designs animal shaped genuine leather chairs and sofas. The seat was mounted on top of the animal’s upper body, having two different hemispheres, one is functional and the other creates the illusion of the animal’s imposing presence. The piece resembles an adult male ‘Horse River’, as it was named by the ancient Greeks, with an approximate weight of three tones and a body length of almost three meters. One of most characteristic features is their enormous ivory teeth, the canines can reach up to fifty centimeters, being exposed even when their mouth is closed, sharpening themselves as they grind together. The skin pattern has been carefully replicated and reproduced to acquire the corrugation and surface imperfections, distinctive of their shape.




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