These Useful Everyday Objects Turned Annoying are Pretty Hilarious

By Casey Chan on at

Everyday objects like keys, forks, spoons, brooms and umbrellas are always designed with usability in mind. You deal with them everyday so they had better be easy to use, right? But what if you re-designed them to make them annoying and uncomfortable to use? They'd still technically be useful objects but they'd also be hilariously terrible object.

Katerina Kamprani's The Uncomfortable Project takes that idea to flip all the things we're used to. And though a lot of it is like seeing comically bad prototypes, the project also nudges you to question whether the things we use now are actually designed correctly. She explains the project:

The goal is to re-design useful objects making them uncomfortable but usable and maintain the semiotics of the original item.

You can see more of the objects here.