Purposefully Rubbish Design

 - Mar 28, 2009   Updated: Mar 30 2011
References: dezeen
A design student, Oscar Lhermitte, had a brilliant idea: he wanted to create objects that are totally useless which serve no purpose at all. When you think about it, this is actually a really complex and hard task. Surely every object can be used for something, right?

Oscar is studying design at Central Saint Martins College of Art.

Implications - Objects that serve no ostensible function, even as decorations, are not a widely accepted commodity that a large variety of consumers desire or have the means to pursue. With that being said, for the wealthy patron there is definitely an ironic appeal to be found in something that exists solely because it cannot be used for anything.