Such a cute CCTV camera

Matthias Megyeri’s Sweet Dreams Security artefacts investigate society’s obsession with security products and the over-saturation of cuteness.


His iron fences are spiked with goofy cartoon rabbits. His razor wire slices skin with lovely butterflies. His burglar alarms have bonnets shaped like daisies. He makes hoods with bat wings for CCTV cameras and teddy bear-shaped locks.

Megyeri’s work will be part of the Great Brits, The New Alchemists exhibition at Paul Smith’s headquarters during Milan Furniture Fair, 14-18 April, 2005.

Dutch designer Joep Verhoeven might have a less critical approach to security but his laced fences come with the niceness element as well.