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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4 months ago

Don't I look like a jackass?

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Daria B
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4 months ago

His face says it all.

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Lauren Caswell
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4 months 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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4 months ago

Hey, that's cool!

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ZoSanUltra
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4 months ago

So cute, lol

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Helen Haley
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4 months 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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4 months ago

disgusting

BorPand8
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4 months ago

And a massive pain to clean. I imagine mold and/or yeast would start to grow in the nostrils eventually.

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HempFairy
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4 months ago

Gross but funny. I would buy it!

Aunt Messy
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4 months ago

It's an egg separator. They were a common as mud in the 70s.

Shelp
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4 months ago (edited)

This looks like it would take 10x more time to separate the eggs than if you did it by hand like a normal person

Kinga Złotkowska
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4 months ago

HAHAHAHA, OMG!

Your Mother
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4 months ago

I got this as a gift! (it was Christmas time) So I gave it up in a white elephant exchange and ended up with it, I don't know where it is anymore but it was real gross

b l a n c
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4 months ago

this is gross but it's not a bad design, it's supposed to be funny

ƒιѕн
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4 months ago

Reminds me... Puking-Cat...a0f0f9.jpg Puking-Cat-Gravy-Boat-For-Every-Kitty-Lovers-5f1af32a0f0f9.jpg

ebony1k124 touch
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4 months ago

I'll take my eggs with extra snot, please.

Patrick Shore
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4 months ago

I dont feel well

Raine Soo
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4 months ago

I think that you need to have one hell of a sense of humour to use this.

PjandBolt
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4 months ago

If you want to separate a yolk from the whites, just use a tablespoon! Idk about anybody else but mine does the job well

Juan Ignacio Vásquez
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4 months ago

The best way for me is to use your bare hands

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AnInrovert
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4 days ago

No! Noooooooo!

ᴍɪᴋᴀꜱᴀ ᴀᴄᴋᴇʀᴍᴀɴ
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1 month ago

-Double Bad OvO-

BusLady
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4 months ago

This would totally keep your kids from sampling the cookie dough.

Nikki Avarzed
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1 month ago

bleh

Dorothy Cloud
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3 months ago

That would be difficult to use & continue cooking.

Diana Dodd
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3 months ago

Gross ... but my grandkids would love it!

Bonnie North
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3 months ago

WTF? Clever, but I don't think I could eat the eggs!

Fieke Engelen
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3 months ago

haha!

Randy Klefbeck
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3 months ago

People get these as jokes and use them once.....which is once too often. The other is pulling tissue out of the nose of a tiki box.

NAS
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3 months ago

I. Want. This!!!!!!!!

CincyReds
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3 months ago

Funny!

Marvin HoG
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3 months ago

LMAO that is both disgusting and amazing at the same time

Barbara Stewart
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3 months ago

Gross

Petra Pan
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4 months ago

Ew, no thanks.

Trpguy
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4 months ago

My aunt has one. She loves goofy kitchen items like this. She entertains her grandchildren with them.

Cecile Desjardins
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4 months ago

Yes gross but good idea for egg separator

Salif C
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4 months ago

If this is actually separating the egg white in this way, that is very practical and indicative of something, lol

Steve Cruz
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4 months ago

Funny -- like the cream pitcher shaped like a cow that pours through the mouth.

Sharon Vaughn
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4 months ago

Yuck.

Philippe Gut
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4 months ago

I own this and love it

Sinkvenice
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4 months ago

That's just put me off making meringues forever.

Mumof1
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4 months ago

How do you write Eeeww!

Johanne Trudeau
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4 months ago

Yeah, no!! This is disgusting...

Cheryl Fontaine
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4 months ago

No.

June Galloway
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4 months ago

Oh snot, having fun while cooking.

Sheryl Thompson
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4 months ago

If I saw this I would never eat ANYTHING they made EVER !!!!!

Daniele Ribolla
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4 months ago

OMG...

Alexis Barker
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4 months ago

hey would u like a fresh cup of 2020?

supportive_plant_mom
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4 months ago

Not gonna lie this is kinda cute

Caren Johnson
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4 months ago

That'll make go vegan!!

Ivan Martin
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4 months ago

Kitsch

ERIN W.
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4 months ago

ANOTHER DISGUSTING IDEA, I SUPPOSE ADOLESCENTS MIGHT LIKE THIS!

King Bugs Bunny
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4 months ago

Indeed, very disgusting but a funny design.

Rhys Tal Cernunnos
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4 months ago

Yeah, I have seen these... I don't recommend them.

Lydia Coy
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4 months ago

Ew

worldgoing2shit
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4 months ago

Like it

Paul Punzer
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4 months ago

hahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Abhinav Thomas
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4 months ago

Grosssss

Laura Jones
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4 months ago

that is not nice

Laana
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4 months ago

I’ve just puked a bit.

Toea Muresan Iulia
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4 months ago

no way...

Summer
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4 months ago

ewww hahahahhaha

ewadora
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4 months ago

just no

Jjjane20
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4 months ago

Noooo 😩

Jackie C.
Community Member
4 months ago

Sickening

Sevenarwen
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4 months ago

Made me lose my appetite

glowworm2
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4 months ago

This one is terrible. I love it!

Sancho Cruz
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4 months ago

Very snotty. Any remake of bodily fluids is nope.

Ms.M.
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4 months ago

Reminds me of a neti pot

Darth Vader
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4 months ago

How will he eat the food?

Bobbie
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4 months ago

make flu taste again

The ultimate cat bun
Community Member
4 months ago

Just no

Be Potato
Community Member
4 months ago

WHY?! This reminded me of the snot sticker my dad sent to our family's WhatsApp group LOL

Trying so hard thinking
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4 months ago (edited)

Egg allergy with runing nose ?

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ZoSanUltra
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4 months ago

Pretty fun looking, actually

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Mimi777
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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months ago

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

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Raine Soo
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4 months 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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4 months ago

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

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Daria B
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4 months ago

When your grandparents are also secret agents hiding valued secret information

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tima
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4 months ago

RIP (relax in peace)

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago

Oh, hell, no. These look creepy.

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tima
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4 months ago

actually i love it. i want one 😍

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Scagsy
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4 months ago

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

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John-Paul Bitler
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4 months ago

As a tech nerd I actually think this is really cool

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HempFairy
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4 months ago

Interesting concept.

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ZoSanUltra
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4 months ago

Is it weird that I actually really like this?

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Scagsy
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4 months ago

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

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tima
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4 months ago

CREEPY

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Van Nguyen
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4 months ago

it's funny

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Daria B
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4 months ago

The two buildings are kissing ♡

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Toujin C'Thlu
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4 months ago

Someone *really* likes Bernie

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ZoSanUltra
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4 months ago

That's one way to lose weight..

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ZoSanUltra
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4 months ago

I like it xD

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zims
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4 months 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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4 months ago

Does anyone else see the Jesus' image?

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Scagsy
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4 months ago

Anybody got a light?

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Whats next, toe jam toothpaste.

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zims
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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months ago

The bean tin just adds to the overall appeal

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