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Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Design Drinking Games: Pedro Friedeberg Hands & Feet


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
4 Comments » | Published in Art and Artists, Design Drinking Games, Design Trends, Uncategorized  |  4 Comments

I can’t find anything inspiring to share with you, but all last week I was dying to revive the design drinking games. Just as you’d gulp some down whenever Brenda was a bitch on the old 90210, take a swig whenever you see this newly ubiquitous object.

ja hand met home

For months now I’ve noticed that Pedro Friedeberg’s hand and hand chairs are popping up all over the place. Sometimes they even have a foot attached to them. Before Pedro’s chair burst on the scene, the last time I’d seen a hand-shaped chair was in Buster’s room and later Lupe’s house on Arrested Development (Buster: I’d never thought I’d miss a hand so much”):


Have you noticed? It’s been making a lot of covers lately. First Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan’s anti-depressive Florida pied-a-terre on the cover of Met Home:

ja hands florida

Then Kelly Wearstler’s home redesign in Vogue:

How about the sexy Nate Berkus-designed Milan home of Brian Atwood:
nate hand

This Last week The New York Times Home section featured Jay Jeffers’ temporary digs (he’s waiting for his drive-in apartment. I still don’t get that. Why do you want to put your car on an elevator and drive it into your apartment? What about carbon monoxide? Stupidest thing I’ve ever heard):


pf chair ed

Image Credits:

  • Images (2) from, also seen in Metropolitan Home (R.I.P. – We’ll miss you Met Home!)
  • from here
  • Image by Francois Halard via Vogue
  • Image by Simon Upton via Elle Decor
  • Images by Bruce Buck for the The New York Times
  • Image by Roger Davies for Elle Decor

About Becky

Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!



  1. liza says:

    November 24th, 2009 at 8:55 pm (#)

    Is Met Home going down, too?! I hope they don’t send me another Lucky to replace it…

  2. liza says:

    November 24th, 2009 at 8:57 pm (#)

    And, yes! I did notice, starting with Jonathan Adler’s… Thanks, Becky.

  3. Becky says:

    November 24th, 2009 at 9:15 pm (#)

    Liza, yes, December is the last issue. I wish they’d send me Lucky; I already subscribe to so many magazines that I am getting Southern Living and Bon Appetite now and I use my oven for storage. I have no idea how far down the list they had to go to send me those!

  4. Amy says:

    November 30th, 2009 at 9:49 pm (#)

    Ha – this reminds me of my favorite episode of ‘the odd couple’ from when I was a kid. Felix re-decorated the apartment with various modern furniture, including Hand Chairs. All the characters on the show freaked out, but eight year old me thought they were cool.

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