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24 Funny Photos of “Deliberately Inconvenient” Everyday Objects

What's the simplest way to make a useful object useless? Product designer Katerina Kamprani answers with these hilarious 3D models from her "The Uncomfortable" art project.

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Katerina Kamprani portrait with objectCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

What if everyday objects were engineered differently?

You never really think about how the objects you use in your life every day are built, but when you see them designed in a way that isn’t functional it can make you feel a certain way. Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani used her design skills to create alternate versions of everyday objects, she calls it The Uncomfortable. The goal of her project is to “deconstruct the invisible design language of simple everyday objects and tweak their fundamental properties in order to surprise you and make you laugh. But also to help you appreciate the complexity and depth of interactions with the simplest of objects around us.” Keep reading to get uncomfortable, make sure you’re prepared though because these objects are meant to annoy you. Check out what these everyday objects looked like 100 years ago.

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uncomfortable watering can Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … watering can

Perfect for the friend who complains that they can’t keep a plant alive. These funny family photos are hilariously awkward.

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the uncomfortable wine glass Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … wine glass

Perfect for that coworker who always goes too far at the holiday party.

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the uncomfortable rainboots Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … rain boots

Perfect for that “So it’s storming! Let’s go!” hiker. Check out these perfectly timed photos you’ll wish you took yourself.

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the uncomfortable pot Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … pot

Perfect for the cook who can’t.

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the uncomfortable chair Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … chair

Perfect for the guest who stays and stays and… This street artist is turning ordinary objects into fun and brilliant designs.

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the uncomfortable entrance Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … door

Perfect for uninvited guests. Check out these hilarious pictures of people who look just like their pets.

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the uncomfortable spoon Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … spoon

Perfect for the friend who wants to share your lunch.

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the uncomfortable fork Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … fork

Perfect for the person that takes big bites. Here are the hidden meanings behind 12 everyday objects.

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the uncomfortable broom Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … broom

Perfect for the spring cleaner who likes to take all day.

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the uncomfortable key Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … key

Perfect for the roommate who knows no boundaries.

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the uncomfortable hoop chair Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … seat

Perfect for the kid who is always getting up from the dinner table. You won’t be able to unsee these funny stock photos.

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the uncomfortable slim stairsCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … stairs

Perfect for people who want to keep minimal furniture on their second floor.

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the uncomfortable doorknob Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … doorknob

Perfect for deterring burglars. These 50 funny pictures are guaranteed to crack you up.

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the uncomfortable door Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst…door

Perfect for people that like to not wear pants when they answer the door.

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the uncomfortable chair Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … chair

Perfect for people that like to sit tall and proud. See if you can guess what these antique objects were used for.

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the uncomfortable salt and pepper shakers Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … shakers

Perfect for people who only want a pinch of salt or pepper.

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the uncomfortable paddle Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … paddle

Perfect for canoers that want to sit and enjoy the view. These funny baby photos will make you laugh out loud.

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the uncomfortable mug Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … mug

Perfect for people with a coffee addiction.

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the uncomfortable umbrella Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … umbrella

Perfect for people who want to get an outdoor workout in even when the weather is bad. See if you can spot the faces in these everyday objects.

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the uncomfortable mugs Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … mugs

Perfect for the married couple that likes to sip coffee in the morning together.

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the uncomfortable champagne flutes Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … champagne flute

Perfect for those that like to do a double toast.

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the uncomfortable buttons Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … buttons

Perfect for people that want their button-up to feel extra secure. These photos will make you appreciate the beauty of life.

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the uncomfortable teapot Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … teapot

Perfect for people who have very long mugs.

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the uncomfortable longmug Courtesy Katerina KampraniCourtesy Katerina Kamprani

The world’s worst … mug

Perfect for people with a wide-mouthed teapot. If you want more pictures that make you uncomfortable, you can follow Katarina on Instagram and Facebook. Know someone who might like an Uncomfortable gift? Find them here and here.