Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Friedeberg's Iconic Chairs

Over the past few years, designers across the country have gone mad for Pedro Friedeberg's hand chairs. Sculptural and unique, they've been spotted everywhere from Jonathan Adler's Palm Springs home to a bathroom designed by Lenny Kravitz.

In the (very awesome) biography on his website, Friedeberg says that, "For me, the house and it's objects is supposed to be some crazy place that make you laugh." It's a philosophy that we've also seen in some of the best-loved Apartment Therapy house tours. His hand chairs, some of which come atop foot-shaped pedestals, perfectly reflect this viewpoint. While they may not be affordable for all — a few years ago, a 1964 pine version was auctioned off for $10,000 — the whimsical chairs sure are fun to look at.

1. A luxe 1980s gilt version via Pedro Friedeberg's website.
2. A pair of chairs accents a stunning New York City living room designed by Jonathan Adler.
3. Kelly Wearstler and her sons goof around near the gilt chair in her Beverly Hills foyer. via Vogue.
4. Gold chairs add a bit of glitz to a subdued room in Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Palm Springs getaway via Elle Decor.
5. A silver version is part of a lovely corner tableux in Jamie Drake's temporary rental in NYC. Via the New York Times
6. Nate Berkus included a gilt version in shoe designer Brian Atwood's Milan home. Via Elle Decor.
7. An ultra-glamorous bathroom in Paris, designed by Lenny Kravitz.
8. A chic set of white-painted chairs via 1st Dibs.

Image Credits: 1. Pedro Friedeberg 2. Jonathan Adler 3. François Halard for Vogue 4. Colleen Duffley for Metropolitan Home via Elle Decor. 5. © Bruce Buck/ New York Times 6. Simon Upton for Elle Decor 7. Kravitz Design 8. 1st Dibs

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