hundreds of eyes make up the scopophilia chair by fiona roberts
hundreds of eyes make up the scopophilia chair by fiona roberts hundreds of eyes make up the scopophilia chair by fiona roberts
aug 14, 2012

hundreds of eyes make up the scopophilia chair by fiona roberts

‘scopophilia’ chair by fiona roberts

australian artist/designer fiona roberts has embedded a cacophony of plastic eyeballs into an upholstered chair entitled ‘scopophilia’, which means ‘the love of looking’. the surface of the chair is upholstered with red velvet that is folded over hundreds of the gaping peepers to then form eyelids, with this excessive ‘gaze’ haunting the flesh, generating the uncomfortable feeling of being exposed. the piece is the phobic object of a subject suffering from its antithesis, scopophobia (the fear of being looked at).

roberts says of the design:

‘a chair is designed to fit, comfort and support the body, but the ‘scopophilia’ chair no longer possesses some of these functions, although from a distance it appears to offer them, alternately, the form of the chair is reminiscent of an open-armed hug that invites the viewer into its ‘caress’.’

the excessive ‘gaze’ haunts the flesh, generating the uncomfortable feeling of being exposed

‘scopophilia’ means ‘the love of looking’

  • super cool! ,but how comfy ?

    LaMakki says:
  • Put a power inside and …wow what a body massage!

    Giopezzi says:
  • About as comfy as any ipad is to sit on…
    Hope they’re not planning to make a bed from the same material.
    You wouldn’t sleep a wink.

    TheCat says:
  • Actually it is quite comfy 🙂

    Fi Ro says:
  • Gorgeous, very clever using velvet, such a seductive fabric, as the eyes are seductive as well. Nicely done!

    Ronda C says:

    MysteriousMaverick says:
  • Straight up, if there’s a price tag for this ,i’ll buy it, i’d buy a dining set if I could!

    Amazing job making this I really hope it does become something you can sell.

    Aidan C says:

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