Beautiful, Useless Products


Designers owe it to the world to invent products for everyday use that are not only beautiful, but fully functional when needed. From architects to engineers, to illustrators and the like - we've been given the responsibility to make proper use of our talents. 

This is why when Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani created "The Uncomfortable", it caused a major stir for anyone who was in her loop, and beyond it.

I first saw her creations a few years back, but didn't really mind it, and never took the time to mull over how genius everything was. So now, I've come back to make myself relive her work and bathe in its awesomeness. I hope you do too.


Easily one of my favorites. I don't think even the widest mouth can accommodate such a cup. I wonder what her process was for coming up with this design?


As a wine lover, this gets to me on so many levels. I'm not sure if I'm irked or amused that this looks so pretty but completely dysfunctional. With my not-so-steep nose though, I think this could work.


Next on the list is this frustratingly useless inflatable door handle with the keyhole right under it. If you ever get past turning the handle, you'll be even more pissed at trying to turn the key at the same time. Genius.


Another brilliant design, this time of a briki. Do I even need to talk you through this one? How brilliant is this?! Katerina is such an amazing architect with a brain to match. Here are some more of her designs:






To see more of her work, head over to The Uncomfortable and take a look at how insanely creative she is. I'm so glad we aren't using these exact products though. Ugh. Life would be so bad, haha!