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The Uncomfortable is a collection of simple everyday objects whose fundamental properties have been tweaked, deliberately making them inconvenient. Overturning the traditional design language and conceptual models of our domestic reality, they challenge our expectations of functionality, leading to an appreciation for the conventional through faulty design. The semiotics of the original designs are maintained, deceiving the user and subverting his expectations, giving the resulting objects an awkward, absurd and often surreal quality. Most of the items in this series are virtual 3d models rather than physical objects. In order to create them, Katerina Kamprani analyzes every little step in the way they interact with the user and sabotages them discretely. She then renders them in a clear environment, just like a product photoshoot, tricking the viewer into visualising their use as if they were actual products.