16 Ugliest Products You Can Buy
These pictures speak for themselves, following are 16 of the worst products ever marketed. They are excerpted from the Ooops Design Awards which chooses the worst products designed every year, a testament to the fact that there are some weird things going on in the heads of certain designers.
Known as the “Chair ONE” and designed by Charlotte Kingsnorth, we affectionately call this piece the “Jabba the Hutt Chair”
This sofa, which could be known as the “Fuzzy Marshmellow” sofa or the “Cotton Candy” sofa is actually called the “Cipria sofa.” It was designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana.
Designed by Charlotte Dumoncel d’Argence, the “Vanitas lamp” more resembles a frayed cord than a designer lamp.
Meet the aptly named “Prickly chair,” a neon pink cactus chair which was designed by Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers.
Evolution and Love chair
With a name that sounds a bit too lofty for any piece of furniture, Nacho Carbonell’s “Evolution and Love chair” looks more like a broken cocoon than a piece of furniture.
While it looks comfy with all of that padding, the “XXL chair” by Janneke Hooymans and Frank Tjepkema looks like pudgy fingers draped over a frame…or maybe someone killed the Michelin man while he was sitting down.
Look how far the rocking chair has come! Salvador Dali would be proud of David Pompa’s “Surrealism chair,” but we’re not buying it.
Fiona Jean Thompson’s “Lamp Dog” looks more like a flower-creature from Alice in Wonderland than a dog.
To make your boring light look like it has an extravagant shadow, try the “ChandalierSticker” designed by Munchausen.
The “Ear Chair” by Studio Makkink & Bey is a confused mashup of 20’s construction crane print and multi-functional, protrusion-fitted chair.
Rocking on the Beach
This set of “Rocking on the Beach” rocking chairs is made of the most comfortable material available, old steel pipes.
Old-fashioned wooden base
In a mix of old-fashioned wooden base and a fastener resembling plastic-wrap, one wonders if this table was made from recycled materials, or is just a piece of trash.
Nick Demarco’s “XS chair” is undoubtedly eco-friendly in that it is literally made of trash, but we’re not convinced that old cardboard and aluminum cans equal comfort.
Martin the Mule
A mule with a pack, I Bride’s “Martin the Mule” is available for all who miss the good old days on the farm.
A clock that looks more like a Jack Morford sculpture, or a relic from Final Fantasy, this is the “Steampunk clock” by Eric Frietas.
The “Stenstool chair” may be what is left of Mary’s little lamb, or a very big 4-legged spider, you’d have to ask designer Jimmy Kessler.