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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2 months ago

Don't I look like a jackass?

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Daria B
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2 months ago

His face says it all.

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Lauren Caswell
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2 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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2 months ago

Hey, that's cool!

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ZoSanUltra
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2 months ago

So cute, lol

Alyssa Fry
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2 months ago

I love this!! 😂

Shelp
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2 months ago

...and you haven't seen yet the giant bird that comes along with those eggs nid-1080x6...c4-png.jpg nid-1080x630-5f1ac9592d4c4-png.jpg

Little Dino
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2 months ago

ahhh! i want them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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Mary Tual
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2 months ago

this is "le nid" (meaning "the bird nest") in Nantes, France.

BusLady
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2 months ago

Thanks. Is it an omelette house by any chance?

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zims
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2 months ago

Eggcellent

John-Paul Bitler
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2 months ago

I WANT THIS

Raine Soo
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2 months ago

I like this design. Eggs are almost perfectly shaped.

Vicky Zar
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2 months ago

Love it

Mimi777
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2 months ago

Aw I like these!!

Kathleen van der Gryp
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2 months ago

These are brilliant!

ElusiveIntrovert
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2 months ago

Am I the only one who likes this?

JessG
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2 months ago

Other comments suggest no

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Be Potato
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2 months ago

I don't think this is ugly lol XD This is just so freakin' cute!

Bunzilla
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2 months ago

i love these, why are they on the "ugly" post?

Rabbit Carrot
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2 months ago

Love these!

Two Silly Pups
Community Member
2 months ago

not ugly but the design of the place feels very crowded and 'heavy'

mummy pig
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2 months ago

It's not ugly- vierd!!

Community Member
2 months ago

okay, this one is actually super cute

yes.
Community Member
2 months ago

*sits down on the yolk* "haha SQUISH SQUISH"

Lucie Dupont
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2 months ago

The nest in Nantes, on the top of the "Bretagne" tower 😊

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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2 months ago

Eggcelent...

Kim
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6 days ago

aa this is fun!

Bonnie Edwards
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1 month ago

I've sat in chairs like that. They were so uncomfortable.

Lara Verne
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1 month ago

Hey, that's cool

Randy Klefbeck
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1 month ago

yokes on you.

Avery Day
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1 month ago

's not ugly. sheesh

Faith Nicole
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1 month ago

Those are cute

Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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1 month ago

YES

Shinobi Shabby
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1 month ago

I don't see how this is weird or ugly... it's cute and brilliant

Mae Mosse
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1 month ago

Cadbury’s creme egg factory cafe 😄

Wendy Yim
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2 months ago

that's adorable I want a set

Stephen Hutchison
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2 months ago

You've got to be yolking.

panda_legerdemain
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2 months ago

That’s actually cute

Mild Anxiety! At The Disco
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2 months ago

Dude I would buy one of those

Cecile Desjardins
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2 months ago

I feel gummy just looking at it

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
Community Member
2 months ago

Eggs-otic restaurant ??

Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 months ago

I WANT A SET!

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
2 months ago

My breakfast joint near home has a few of these for people waiting to get a table...

JD Lee
Community Member
2 months ago

When the interior decorator pulls an eggcelent practical yolk.

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
2 months ago

I have zero idea what the hell those are...

June Galloway
Community Member
2 months ago

Eggstra cool

Sheryl Thompson
Community Member
2 months ago

Love them 😍

Carlos Ferreira
Community Member
2 months ago

I like these!

Richard Brown
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2 months ago

I like how the menus look like toast soldiers being dunked

Claudia
Community Member
2 months ago

that's a bar in Nantes (France), called "le Nid" (the nest)

Ania A.
Community Member
2 months ago

aww I want one!

ERIN W.
Community Member
2 months ago

Now THIS was a cute and clever idea

King Bugs Bunny
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2 months ago

Is this seats or... eggs because i am so confused.

Rhys Tal Cernunnos
Community Member
2 months ago

This is cool. What's so wrong with the Egg design?

Lydia Coy
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2 months ago

Aww

Chris Watson
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2 months ago

Lounge for all the peeps!

The_Lion_Queen
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2 months ago

I love these!

Kawaii_Audrey
Community Member
2 months ago

I really like that :)

Jane Thorne-Gutierrez
Community Member
2 months ago

Sorry we're out of eggs , but we do have SPAM! Python Cafe.

Juan Hernandez
Community Member
2 months ago

these would be a nice place to vist

Paul Punzer
Community Member
2 months ago

i too think that this is pretty cute

M Dream
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2 months ago

why?

Abhinav Thomas
Community Member
2 months ago

Okay this one is cute. It is not ugly

Laura Jones
Community Member
2 months ago

clever

Lynsey Mooney
Community Member
2 months ago

mmmm wonder what these remind me of🍳

Lucy Gray Baird🐦🐍
Community Member
2 months ago

I like those lol

3ke
Community Member
2 months ago

These are kinda cute

Joel Blazquez Sargatal
Community Member
2 months ago

They have those seats in Breakfast Republic. I like them

Angry Duck
Community Member
2 months ago

Why do i like this?

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 months ago

If they’re on theme for the restaurant, then OK. I just hate to think of having to unload them when the restaurant changes hands and/or they decide to redecorate on down the road.

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Helen Haley
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2 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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2 months ago

disgusting

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ZoSanUltra
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2 months ago

Pretty fun looking, actually

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Mimi777
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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

When your grandparents are also secret agents hiding valued secret information

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tima
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2 months ago

RIP (relax in peace)

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

Oh, hell, no. These look creepy.

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tima
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2 months ago

actually i love it. i want one 😍

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Scagsy
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2 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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2 months ago

As a tech nerd I actually think this is really cool

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HempFairy
Community Member
2 months ago

Interesting concept.

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ZoSanUltra
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2 months ago

Is it weird that I actually really like this?

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Scagsy
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2 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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2 months ago

CREEPY

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Van Nguyen
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2 months ago

it's funny

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Daria B
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2 months ago

The two buildings are kissing ♡

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Toujin C'Thlu
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2 months ago

Someone *really* likes Bernie

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ZoSanUltra
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2 months ago

That's one way to lose weight..

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ZoSanUltra
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2 months ago

I like it xD

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zims
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2 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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2 months ago

Does anyone else see the Jesus' image?

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Scagsy
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2 months ago

Anybody got a light?

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Whats next, toe jam toothpaste.

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zims
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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

The bean tin just adds to the overall appeal

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