Máximo Riera is owner of a peculiar niche in furniture design, turning animals into chairs. Well, not literally, but he's made a splash designing seating that takes the form of a variety of species ranging including a walrus, rhino, and octopus. All are black, sculptural, and feature a padded seat at the animal's rear. His latest creation is the Elephant Chair. Consistent with the aesthetic of the rest, Riera is only a few steps from filling his own Ark. [PicoCool]