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Fiona Roberts’ Creepy Scopophilia Chair is Made From Hundreds of Repurposed Glass Eyes!

Posted By Lori Zimmer On October 31, 2013 @ 3:50 pm In Art,carousel showcase,gallery,Green Halloween,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

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The eyes have it in Fiona Roberts [1]‘ spooky Scopophilia chair – which is made from hundreds of glass eyes! The Australian designer didn’t skin a hundred Furby dolls to make the eye-catching chair, but instead repurposed a slew of disused plastic eye balls. The red upholstered chair [2] surely makes the sitter the center of attention, as all eyes are on them.

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Fiona Roberts [1] folded the fabric upholstery of her Scopophilia chair countless times to form blood-red eyelids around each eyeball. Held in place with upholstery buttons, the resulting surface is as chilling as a scene out of a horror movie [3]! The paranoia-inducing armchair is lined with peepers on every surface, making their imminent gaze inescapable. Despite the oodles of eyeballs, the plush red velvet creates a comfy cradle for a brave sitter.

Robert’s Scopophilia chair (which literally means “the love of looking”), combines creepy repurposed materials with high design. Part functional furniture and part art sculpture [4], the chair transforms ordinary velvet into crawling flesh, giving the haunting chair the power to intimidate its sitter!

+ Fiona Roberts [1]

Via Design You Trust [5]


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[1] Fiona Roberts: http://fiona-roberts.com

[2] chair: http://inhabitat.com/studiomama-finds-new-uses-for-old-chairs-with-re-imagine-project/

[3] scene out of a horror movie: http://inhabitat.com/paper-dandys-horrorgami-honors-cult-classic-horror-films-with-single-sheets-of-cut-paper/

[4] part art sculpture: http://inhabitat.com/pics-inhabitats-crazy-colorful-and-beautiful-eco-art-picks-from-the-montreal-museum-of-art/

[5] Design You Trust: http://designyoutrust.com/2012/10/hundreds-of-eyes-make-up-the-scopophilia-chair-by-fiona-roberts/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dyt+%28Design+You+Trust%29

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