An inversely curved chair seat, a super stacked fork, an inflatable door handle—these are only a few of the designs that have come out of KK Studios. In a series aptly titled "The Uncomfortable," designer Katerina Kamprani decides to design in a whole new way that some may call plain awkward. The series' intent is pretty straightforward: "The goal is to re-design useful objects making them uncomfortable but usable and maintain the semiotics of the original item," as read on her website.
Just looking at some of these tinkered-with products makes me a bit nervous—imagine trying to sip soup from a half-concealed spoon. But it offers an important look into the way we interact with everyday objects. All of these renditions are fully functional, they're just not what we're used to. I wonder how long it would take to acclimate to designs like these.
"The Uncomfortable" is a continuous project—follow the series on Facebook to see new additions.
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