There's a $2,500 Chair That Feels and Smells Like Fat Human Flesh

Everyone loves to sit on a fat stomach...right?

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You know what your apartment is lacking? A chair that looks, feels, and smells like a fat man's stomach. 

British designer Gigi Barker of 9191 saw a void in the furniture market and filled it. Her Skin Chair and Skin Stool designs were born out of studies of skin textures and body shapes. Barker writes on her website that she wanted to "explore the intricate subtleties and varieties of the skin surface and the volume of the flesh." And what better way to do that than with a chair with that reminds you of your topless fat uncle at a cookout? 


Both the chair and stool are made by hand with molded leather and silicone, which has been infused with pheromones (aftershave) to "further prompt a response" from the sitter. "In order for the consumer to use the chair, physical contact must be made, and in so doing a connection is formed," Barker writes. "I want the user to question their relationship and level of comfort they have in their own skin and with an other." 



According to Jezebel, the chair costs around $2,545. Compared to some of the other flesh-like design objects we've seen, this is pretty tame... but still slightly disturbing. Would you be bold enough to take a seat?

[via Jezebel]

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