"The arse is the window of the soul," says Tomomi Sayuda, the mastermind behind the Ibum Chair, a chair that photocopies your derriere as soon as you sit down.
Gone are the days of sneakily getting in bum shots on the workplace copier. Employers can now breathe a sigh of relief and instead introduce this handy chair into office workspace to assuage their employees' covert desires to hop atop (and potentially break) the office copy machine.
Immediately upon sitting, sensors activate the copier which then spits out a color copy on the bottom right of the chair. Below is a YouTube video documenting the process and people's reactions to seeing a side of themselves usually hidden from their own view.
The idea initially came to Sayuda after a British tourist streaked outside the Japanese emperor's palace and then hopped into the moat. She wanted to replicate the basic principle behind this mischievous kind of public prank and decided to install a 'secret' hidden photocopier into a chair which was originally placed inside a bar. There she documented its reception and compiled a book of over 30 people's backsides in full color. Cheeky.
Tomomi Sayuda via Apartment Therapy and OhGizmo!