Thursday, February 24, 2011

Talk to the hand....

For several years now I have been coming across sculpture Pedro Friedeberg's hand chairs and have been in complete awe by their tongue-in-cheek coolness and forward aesthetic.  Kelly Wearstler and Jonathan Adler on huge fans - so of course everyone else follows! 

After reading a little bit about Friedeberg, I have come to learn that he is quite a kooky guy, which makes sense since his art is on a different level.  He has said, "I admire everything that is useless, frivolous and whimsical.  I hate functionalism, post modernism and almost everything else.  I do not agree with the dictum that houses are supposed to be 'machines to live in'.  For me, the house and it's objects is supposed to be some crazy place that make you laugh." 

Office of Kelly Wearstler

Living room belonging to Jonathan Adler

Home of shoe designer: Brian Atwood via Elle Decor

Designed by Jamie Drake

Home of Kelly Wearstler

image via Vogue

The chair covered in gold leaf.


  1. They add a little spice to the decor. They wouldn't work for my space, but I like the quirky look.

  2. I always thought these looked so cool, I wouldn't be brave enough to use these, but lord knows I LOVE them in a KWID space :)
    Nancy xo


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