Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Forniphilia is a sub-set of bondage and sexual objectification in which a person’s body is incorporated into a chair, table, cabinet or other piece of furniture.
Allen Jones’ sculptures Hat Stand and Table Sculpture, made in 1969, which show semi-naked women in the roles of furniture, are clear examples of the depiction of the fantasy of sexual objectification.
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.