This Artist Creates Inventions That Solve Problems That Don’t Exist
Matt Benedetto is a product designer from Burlington, Vermont. However, the products he designs aren’t really, how should we say it… useful. Matt is perfectly aware of the ridiculousness of his inventions and says he’s “on a quest to design products to help solve the most difficult problems in the world…that don’t really exist.”
“My collection on unnecessary inventions is filled with products that no one is asking for but I have taken it upon myself to bring these products to life,” says the designer. Even if you think you’d find a use for some of Matt’s ‘inventions’, he assures that all of them are ‘completely and utterly unnecessary’. Check them out in the gallery below!
Meet The AirSticks
“My inspiration comes from a mix of simply having fun, expressing my creativity and poking fun at online consumer shopping these days. I think sometimes people forget not every project you work on has to be completely serious and serve a purpose – and I wanted to bring these inventions to life simply because I wanted to!”
The Chopstick Extensions for your AirPods
Listen to music on your way to a sushi lunch
And never forget your own chopsticks!
“Also, it sort of makes fun of some of the ridiculous products out there in the world that people spend money on. Almost every post I have someone comment: “but I would actually buy this!””
The Anywhere Hook
Your personal coat hook!
That goes with you anywhere that you go
“Each project takes about 2-5 days to go from idea in my head to a 3d sketch, then actually creating it, then taking the final photos.”
The PillowOne S
The mattress in a box for your smartphone!
Your phone deserves a good night charge too!
“With the projects, I straddle a line of pretending they are serious products while making fun of the people who want them. I always go for a robot/deadpan look in any of the modeling photos to show that I’m sort of dead inside actually using the product.”
The Do Not, Paint Roller
Curb your OCD and need to label everything
Even the walls you aren’t supposed to paint!
“Maybe one day if I design a product that seems so overly unnecessary that people simply have to have then I’ll sell a few,” says Matt. “And if it comes to that, I think people might purchase it like a piece of art and maybe display it on a bookshelf, etc. rather than buying it to actually use it. Appreciate the item for its over-design esthetic of being unnecessary rather than purchasing an item for its tactile use.”