Forniphilia is referring to the attraction to human bodies, composed in a manner, that they resemble furniture.
This practice is especially prevalent in BDSM circles, where, if someone gains dominator status, may order the submissive to pose as a chair, a table or whatever actual furnishings they prefer.
Origin of the term
Several examples may be shown, how people indulge in the beauties of the human body in different, furniture like poses.
Allen Jones’ “Hatstand, Table and Chair” is an excellent example about forniphilia being adopted in art, this in particular, sculpting anthropomorphic statues of naked women, posing as fittings.
Yet another great example of forniphilia appearing in art is Stanley Kubrick’s “Clockwork Orange” right in the opening scene.
Spread of the term
While forniphilia may be accepted and a recognized fetish, or kink, it is still considered slightly weird or at the least interesting by most.
The age of the internet, though brought the time for people interested in this philia to find each other on the web and indulge in their passions.