Human furniture (forniphilia )

Forniphilia is a subset of bondage and sexual objectification in which a person's body is incorporated into a chair, table, cabinet or other piece of furniture.

Forniphilia is an extreme form of bondage because the subject usually is tightly bound and expected to stay immobile for an indefinite period of time. They are often gagged and/or placed in position where there is a danger of being smothered. It is imperative that the dominant that is putting a submissive in such peril check his or her condition every few minutes.


  • François-Rupert Carabin, in the illustrated catalog for the 1893 Salon des Beaux-Arts, contributed two drawings of sculptures of women as part of chairs.[1]
  • Allen Jones' sculptures Hat Stand and Table Sculpture, made in 1969, show semi-naked women in the roles of furniture.
  • The hentai anime Cool Devices features women used as furniture in the underground sado-masochist world of the first episode.


1. ^ Dijkstra, Bram. Idols of Perversity Oxford University Press, 1986. Pg.117-118


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