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BRIANA: Lemme run this one past you. Pedro Friedeberg’s iconic “Hand-Chair”: Crazy cool or just plain crazy?

silver hand chair

LEANNE: I want a set of eight of these around a table shaped like washboard abs.

BRIANA: Washboard abs table sold separately!

hand chairs around a table

CAMILLE: Tee hee! Meh, I’m not a fan of furniture that’s giving me the finger.

FARIMA: I agree with Camille! I think it’s hard to match this chair with any design style.

KAYLA: For some reason this chair reminds me of Legends of the Hidden Temple. (Clearly I’m a child of the ’90s.)

legends of the hidden temple

But, I’m just dying to sit in it, just not necessarily in my own home. Maybe around Leanne’s abs table?

ABBI: Might be worth it to have one around, just for the joke factor. My friend just moved into a new rental house and the previous owners left a hand chair in one of the bathrooms. When first-time visitors head towards that room, she says, “Let me know if you need a hand in there.” [insert groan here]

LILI: There’s a real Beetlejuice vibe to these hand chairs that I can’t get past. Like on a dark and stormy night, if someone whispers the wrong word three times they’re going to come to life and trap their occupants.

beetlejuice furniture

CAMILLE: Yeah, that sounds about right. They also remind me a little too much of King Kong.

king kong posterBRIANA: Ooh, good call! I’m still undecided, because while I think people like Kelly Wearstler handle this kind of sculptural statement well, and I love the hand chair in Emily Henderson’s office (Marianne, your pin reminded me of this)…

emily henderson's office with hand chair

I’m worried I could never stop thinking about the hand chair on Arrested Development enough to take it seriously if I had one.

JESSICA: I need some more nap-based functionality out of my creepy hand chair.
hands sofaMARIANNE: Whew, I’m late to this party. Do I even need to say that I would totally put one of these in my house?

 

You’ve heard what we think, now we’re handing it over to you…

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    I am so not a fan of furniture shaped like human body parts. One of the few seating options that might be creepier would be this:

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  3. Amy says:

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  4. Sandy says:

    Yep, it looks like something out of "Beetlejuice".

  5. @JeanneMale says:

    Love it AND the "Defend the Trend" banter from the HGTV ladies!

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