Thursday, October 9, 2014

Throw Back Thursday - PEDRO FRIEDEBERG

"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 its objects is supposed to be some crazy place that make you laugh." 
Pedro Friedeberg

Pedro Friedeberg is a Mexican artist and designer known for his surrealist work filled with lines, colors, ancient and religious symbols.  His best known piece is the "Hand-Chair" a sculpture/chair designed for people to sit on the palm, using the fingers as back and arm rests.  Friedeberg began stuyding as an architect but did not complete his studies as he began to draw designs against the conventional forms of the 1950's and even completely implausible ones such as houses with artichoke roofs.

He used arthitectural drawing as the medium through which he created unusual compositions and also designed furniture and useless objects, admitting that his artistic activity was rooted in boredom.  This sense of irony and surfeit imparted to his pictures, through the hallucinatory repetition of elements, an asphyxiating formal disorder.  Friedeberg's work is a product of highly conscious, if not self-conscious thought.

Kelly Wearstler's Home Office

Grand Foyer by Michael Herold Design
Home of Architect Jorge Elias in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Kelly Wearstler Bathroom

Kelly Wearstler Office Entry

Lenny Kravitz Paris Apartment

Nate Berkus Martinique Tropical Living Room

Pedro Friedeberg's Hand and Foot Chair

Sig Bergamin's Eclectic Home in Brazil

View of Pedro Friedeberg's Home/Studio

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