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07/27/2014 10:33 am ET | Updated Jul 27, 2014

Furniture Designed To Look And Feel Like Human Skin (PHOTOS)

You should always love the skin you're in. And now, you can love the skin you're sitting in.

UK artist Gigi Barker has created a line of furniture made to look, feel and smell like human skin.

There is, as New York Magazine reports, "a chair meant to mimic a squishy roll of fat and footstools that resemble deformed testes."

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The furniture has been infused with human pheromones and aftershave.

Barker tells WIRED that some of her art's most enthusiastic fans are youngsters.

"Children have been one of the most interesting demographics in relation to the work," Barker said. "Without any of the hang ups we later develop, they are free to truly explore and interact with the work. Work regarding the human body is very personal and we all have a very immediate reaction to it so the reactions have reflected this."

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But those looking to take home Barker's deformed testicle footstools may be in for some sticker shock.

The stool alone costs about $775 and the skin chair will run you close to $2,550, according to WIRED.

Barker's designs are somewhat like full-size versions of artist Jessica Harrison's miniature skin furniture creations that Geekologie wrote about in April of last year.

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