A good product designer should develop products that contribute to our lives, helping us as we try to make the best of it. At least, this is what I think so I am puzzled with product designers whose creations leave me scratching my head. Are they laughing at my 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 which has succeeded in making me feel exactly so. What she did was consider each object’s useful function and then set about rendering them absolutely obsolete.
I don’t know about you but after viewing The Uncomfortable series, I am now very interested to see what sort of buildings Kamprani has designed. Do their doors even open or can their roofs shield the inhabitants?