Human furniture is a form of bondage and sexual objectification in which a person's body is incorporated into a tray, foot stool, chair, table, cabinet or other pieces of furniture. Forniphilia is the practice of creating human furniture; the term was coined by bondage artist Jeff Gord who specialized in the subgenre and maintained the website "House of Gord" on the subject.
The person used as human furniture may be kept nude or semi-nude to add to the erotic and aesthetic appeal. Allen Jones' sculptures 'Hatstand, Table and Chair', made in 1969, which show semi-naked women in the roles of furniture, is a classic example of the depiction of forniphilia as art. Forniphilia is an extreme form of bondage because the subject is usually tightly bound and expected to stay immobile for a prolonged period. They are often gagged (see forniphilic gag) and/or placed in position where there is a danger of being smothered. In many of Jeff Gord's human furniture creations, vibrators were also used. Proper safety requires frequent checks of the submissive's well-being.
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