Everyday objects like keys and forks and spoons and brooms and umbrellas and so forth are always designed with usability in mind. You use them everyday so they 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 to actually use.
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.