British designer creates furniture that looks, feels and smells like human skin! The Mirror

British designer creates furniture that looks, feels and smells like human skin!


Taking the idea of being comfortable in one’s own skin to a whole new level

by 04 August 2014

While the thought of snuggling up to an obese male's belly will not appeal to most of us, British designer Gigi Baker isn’t of the same opinion.

She is behind the seats and footstools that replicate the exact feel of human flesh! How? By covering it with silicone reminiscent of naked human skin. And the artist went to great lengths to evoke the feeling associated with the human body; not only did she derive inspiration for the shape of the chairs from the body of a male model, she also used his aftershave as one of the scents in her “pheromone” infused silicone furniture.

The chairs resemble fleshy mounds (and are similar to a beanbag in shape) that don’t require to sit a certain way. Whether you sprawl or perch yourself atop the mound of human flesh, the chairs will match your body temperature, which according to the artist is “perfect for soothing a crying baby.”

Although ideal for those who seek to make a statement with every purchase, most people might find it creepy rather than cool.

The chair and stool are priced at around 4,026 dollars (or 2,380 pounds).