‘Scopophilia’ means ‘the love of looking’ and is the name of a chair designed by Australian artist Fiona Roberts. The chair is upholstered in red velvet which also folds around the embedded eyeballs to look like eyelids. Rather creepy!

Roberts adds: “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’.” LU

Scopophilia Chair by Fiona Roberts

Scopophilia Chair (detail) by Fiona Roberts