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Thirty Interesting Product/Industrial Designs


Particularly now that the public strongly favors a minimalist, sleek and modern design aesthetic, designers and manufacturers are fully invested in blending the best of function with avant garde form. As always, in the end there are products that aren't practical in terms of function, and are rather ineffective beauties. Such products eventually fall by the wayside in terms of sales; the market soon sorts out such design failures. Consumers love a good marriage of form and function, but they won't tolerate or support an ineffective product for long. On occasion, though, if an item has a look that consumers love, designers can make modifications to bring its usefulness in line with its appearance.

The editors at Design Bump have assembled another group of interesting new products/industrial designs. Have a look at all 30 designs and see if anything catches your eye. 


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Obviously these items are not a bunch of bachelor apartment basics for $29.99 at Home Depot or in the Ace Hardware catalog. Do you know how many clocks without some or all of their numbers are for sale right now all over the world, and how many more are hanging on the walls of museums, restaurants, salons and spas, modern hotels and homes, etc.? There are a number of people who are always looking for household and other items that are stylish and modernized. You may not be who they're marketing to, but that doesn't mean there isn't a (relatively large) market.
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Unlabeled salt & pepper shakers.
An apple slicer that is going to cut your palm while you try to get it started.
A rocking chair that shines a light right in your face.
A vacuum cleaner that makes you bend over to clean your floor.
A chair/bed that is really uncomfortable and wouldn't even fit in my living room.
A hanging shelf-rack that doesn't hold many books, yet still takes up half my living room.
A bulky apple tray that drops the apples.
A watch that gets snagged on sleeves and doorways.
A bicycle that will fling water onto your face and back.
A wall clock with no numbers on it.
Hanging storage space that is big as shelves, but holds less than shelves do.
A dustpan that makes the broom (and hand) dirty every time you want to use it.
A giant key-holder that takes up half the wall but only holds 4 keychains.
Coffee cups that have no handle to put your fingers through.
A tableknife with no grip.

These things sound like the OPPOSITE of "genius examples".
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