Unusable Products That Make You Go..Huh?

A good product designer should develop products that contribute to our lives, helping us as we try to make the best of it. Right? But sometimes we come across questionable products that leave us scratching our heads, I mean are they laughing at our expense? Take the case of Katerina Kamprani, an Athens-based architect and 3D modeller who, I am guessing, has an unique sense of humour.

She has created a series of everyday objects called The Uncomfortable. What she did was consider each object’s useful function and then set about rendering them absolutely obsolete.

Via Bored Panda

Gulping Yolkfish Egg Separator

Peleg Design has invented the ‘yolkfish’ a gulping goldfish that is capable of separating eggs. simply by squeezing the fish and gently bringing its lips to the top of the yolk, it quickly swallows it up as its mouth is released. carrying the separated part in its belly over to another bowl, it can be dropped out again with a small push.

Flexible Soft Lamp

Simon Frambach’s balloon-shaped Soft Lamp gives off a soft light and slight warmth, creating an illuminated cushion.

As well as providing a headrest, the lamp can be squeezed into gaps or trapped between objects where needed. It’s made from foamed polyurethane and shaped using rotation milling. The low-energy bulb within is protected by a cage so it doesn’t smash when the lamp is squashed. A red cord leads out the back to a power source.

Floating Ripple Vase

An expensive, ornate vase can be as much of a centrepiece as the flowers that are in it. These floating vases take things in the opposite direction by making them look like water ripples.

Shaped like ripples in water, the floating vases by Oodesign
 from japan allow users to place flowers into a PET formed resin void – floating nonchalantly on the water. fill your favorite container or transparent bowl or a glass with water and float the vase according to the movement of the air, the plants change their position within the container.

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