Prepare to feast your eyes on the crème de la crème of ugly designs that are so cringy that they’re good. Well, almost. The Ugly Design Instagram page has over 572k followers who wait for the newest posts, curated by Swiss founders Jonas Nyffenegger and Sébastien Mathys.

We’ve collected some of the ugliest designs you’ve probably seen all week (and all month, we’re hoping), so scroll down, upvote your fave pics, and let us know in the comments which of these designs left the biggest impression on you.

The founders of the IG account told Bored Panda that they believe they found so much success over the years because of the contrast between their posts and the many pictures on Instagram that are “norm-perfect.” Read on for the full interview!

More info: Instagram | Tumblr | Ugly.Design

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Don't I look like a jackass?

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Daria B
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1 month ago

His face says it all.

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

I like that

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“When seeing an ugly design rather than perfect aesthetics (as defined in the 21st century)—scrollers takes notice. Also, @Uglydesign never gets predictable—that is key to maintain and grow followers in our opinion.”

According to the founders, what keeps them inspired to keep on posting ugly designs is that they enjoy the unexpected. “We find it crazy that this theme can still surprise us and make us laugh so much after having dug into it for so long,” the said, adding that they feel that ugly designs feel like a bottomless, never-ending pit.

“We are posting various topics under the theme of ugly design, from maximalism to design fails, covering everything from luxurious furniture, jewelry, fashion, nail art, architecture, to upcycling… And except for some designs fail, we believe it is an incredible source of inspiration and joy,” they said, pointing out that ugly designs can be beautiful and inspirational, too.

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Katrin P.
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1 month ago

Hey, that's cool!

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ZoSanUltra
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1 month ago

So cute, lol

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Helen Haley
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1 month ago

That looks super uncomfortable.

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The main mission of Ugly Design is to find unexpected, extraordinary, and strange design pieces and then share them with the world. Or, as the creators of the page put it, “minimalism is a dead end.”

One of the founders, Sébastien, who calls himself a “professional Googler,” is a partner at a small graphic design and type studio, as well as the team lead of a screenprint workshop. Meanwhile, Jonas studies product design at ECAL in Switzerland, is a “trash digger,” and works as a designer at a furniture company in Stockholm.

According to Sébastien, he considers ugly to be beautiful. “I would cry if there weren’t any ugly designers anymore, if all our surrounding objects and items looked the same,” he told Artsy.

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tima
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1 month ago

disgusting

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ZoSanUltra
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1 month ago

Pretty fun looking, actually

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Mimi777
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1 month ago

Aw I bet a lot of time went into knitting this. I give her an A for effort.

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He has a great point: imagine how boring life would be if everything was beautiful and there were no contrasts with ugly things. Even worse, there wouldn’t be anything that we could point at while shouting, “Oh my God, look at that! What is that?!” It’s an important part of being human and it’s not something that we’re willing to give up. That’s why Ugly Design is so beautiful.

The roots of Ugly Design stretch back to 2013 after Sébastien and Jonas met while studying design in Switzerland. They went to an international furniture fair in Milan where they saw a bathtub that was reimagined as a sofa. They then started a friendly competition to see who could come up with the ugliest design.

The idea behind Ugly Design was fully realized in 2015. After spending a year on Tumblr, it hopped on over to Instagram where it found lots of popularity and became fully-fledged while “disrupting people’s perfect feed.”

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Evelína Zlá
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1 month ago

It looks like some insect eggs or something... and it must be very comfy...

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Can the priest/pastor or whatever actually hear themselves over the beach sounds.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

How does one go about getting a shirt in the exact same print as the upholstery?

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“We want to share an alternative aesthetic, something different from most Instagram design curators who more or less post the same content. The uglier the better,” the pair told i-D.

Jonas added: “In the beginning, we considered ugliness in design as a negative phenomenon and were trying to highlight designs that we were taught to think of as bad. Slowly, we started to see a lot of nuances in this ugly aesthetic and we no longer consider ugly as negative or pejorative.”

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tima
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1 month ago

plot twist: you'll find inside it a small, very small leather bag

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Daria B
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1 month ago

When your grandparents are also secret agents hiding valued secret information

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tima
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1 month ago

RIP (relax in peace)

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Oh, hell, no. These look creepy.

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tima
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1 month ago

actually i love it. i want one 😍

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

I'll have a sirloin please and do you have peppercorn sauce?

Mimi777
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1 month ago

And some A1 plz

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Ugly but funny.

ebony1k124 touch
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1 month ago

Lady Gaga meets the Gap.

Stannous Flouride
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1 month ago

Lady Gaga has a jean line now?

glowworm2
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1 month ago

It makes it look like you had a severe accident where your skin was horribly burned off!

Erika Jones
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1 month ago

disturbing

Kathy Baylis
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1 month ago

Is that Lady Gaga wearing them?

Elisabeth Moriarty
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1 month ago

OMG Who even thought this was a good design it makes me feel sick agh

Doggo Georgia
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1 month ago

Maybe it was designed for sociopaths to repel everybody!

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Brittania Kelli
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1 month ago

I blame Lady Gaga.

Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Your musculature is showing. Nah, that's just unappetizing.

BusLady
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1 month ago

When you want to look like Lady Gaga?

Sancho Cruz
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes ! It say I'm modern as hell and it's Halloween and I'm being sleek as f.

Robert Bailey
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1 month ago

the colossal titan gets colossal jeans.

Thinairgal
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1 month ago

Super idea for Halloween. For the rest of the year, uhm, nah.

Debbie Archimedes
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1 month ago

Meat knees anyone?

Summer
Community Member
1 month ago

awesome

Weishaar Jamie
Community Member
1 month ago

Just plain gross

Kim
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1 day ago

I'm pretty sure these are real pieces of meat and not a design.

Dorothy Cloud
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1 month ago

As if those ugly "holes in the pant's" aren't bad enough, you add that crap.

Bonnie North
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1 month ago

Horrible!

Randy Klefbeck
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1 month ago

This just makes a crappy design trend even horrifically worse.

Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

GAG

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
1 month ago

Gross

Lisa Anne
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1 month ago

LOL Looks like something out of a horror movie: The Skinless

panda_legerdemain
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1 month ago

Eww

Debbie
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1 month ago

Seriously?!

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
Community Member
1 month ago

Painful ! All in the name of fashion !

Bonny Saxon
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1 month ago

Looks like gnarly burn scars.

Linda Bartlett
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1 month ago

yuck!

Roberto Durante
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1 month ago

happen when your jean is to long in the sun, LOL

Mumof1
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1 month ago

Oh yuck!

JD Lee
Community Member
1 month ago

When you want a man to treat you like a piece of meat.

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
1 month ago

Not only ugly but disgusting..

Katrin Faridani
Community Member
1 month ago

I’m done with prosciutto!!

MacDudu
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Reminds me of retro horror bogeyman Freddy Kruger

DanieLegz
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1 month ago

That's a miSteak

King Bugs Bunny
Community Member
1 month ago

NEVER...EVER GONNA LOOK!!!

Beach Blox
Community Member
1 month ago

I want to wear those just to freak people out (;´༎ຶٹ༎ຶ`)

Rhys Tal Cernunnos
Community Member
1 month ago

That... is so gross.

Lydia Coy
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1 month ago

Looks like bacon 😋

Ema RootBeer
Community Member
1 month ago

oh dear god make it stop

Katinka Min
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1 month ago

Disturbing but funny.

Marika Aeon
Community Member
1 month ago

Attack on Titan

Shelley Jennings
Community Member
1 month ago

Nooooooooo

Ari
Community Member
1 month ago

That looks like a massive wound.

Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
1 month ago

the amount of bodyfat every bodybuilder strives for

Nadine Khazaka
Community Member
1 month ago

Those moths really went for it.

Abhinav Thomas
Community Member
1 month ago

Why though

Lisa
Community Member
1 month ago

it'd be cooler if it was bones

Emi A.
Community Member
1 month ago

Again, please tell me it's a piece of modern art. Then it makes sense, since I don't get most modern arts.

Patrick Shore
Community Member
1 month ago

your prayers have been heard

Clavelle
Community Member
1 month ago

Yucko

Beverly
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1 month ago

This is atrocious.

Kisses4Katie
Community Member
1 month ago

I really hope this is someone being silly with yummy meats

Darth Vader
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1 month ago

That reeallly looks delicious

dragon fly
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1 month ago

it looks as if there's real ham on her legs, look at the right leg

Hooked
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1 month ago

Grose. No other words for this.

HempFairy
Community Member
1 month ago

Interesting...weird, but interesting.

Thundercuss
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1 month ago

The old meat leg is acting up again.

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John-Paul Bitler
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1 month ago

As a tech nerd I actually think this is really cool

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HempFairy
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1 month ago

Interesting concept.

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ZoSanUltra
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1 month ago

Is it weird that I actually really like this?

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

You could lie face down and pretend you'd been mugged by a giant

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tima
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1 month ago

CREEPY

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Van Nguyen
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1 month ago

it's funny

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Daria B
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1 month ago

The two buildings are kissing ♡

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Toujin C'Thlu
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1 month ago

Someone *really* likes Bernie

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ZoSanUltra
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1 month ago

That's one way to lose weight..

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ZoSanUltra
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1 month ago

I like it xD

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zims
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1 month ago

This one's actually neat, I can see how it can be laid on different angles to create different sitting/laying arrangements. It just looks awkward because she's using it as a computer chair.

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Yayaboobo
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1 month ago

Does anyone else see the Jesus' image?

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

Anybody got a light?

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Whats next, toe jam toothpaste.

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zims
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1 month ago

Eh, this one's not bad, it's an innocent color combo with our minds making associations where there are none intended.

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

When your phone becomes your best friend and you need someone to hold your hand.

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

The bean tin just adds to the overall appeal

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