Top five nuttiest things at 100% Design

If you're exhibiting with hundreds of other companies at a consumer design show, you have to find some way to ensure your products stand out. Obviously these can range from the sublime to the ridiculous. But mostly the ridiculous.

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1. "Prickly Pair" chairs by Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers. Take a Louis VX chair, paint it pink, add several cactus-style back extensions. Finish with bum-tickling tufts on the seat pads. 

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2. "Torneo" helmet by Profilo Design. Why have a helmet in traditional sexy black or silver, when you can have it painted like a football so that you resemble a giant, motorbike-riding FIFA mascot? 

 

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3. "Spoon" urinal by Philip Watts Design. We thought the spoon-shaped pee pod on display was pretty strange. Then we saw that the same company has also designed the Pale Ale. Classy.

 

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4. "Stealth" light by Antonio Arevalo. This hanging lamp, designed to resemble a Stealth bomber, is actually pretty striking — as long as you're not suspending it alongside your collection of Airfix models.

 

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5. "Call Girls" wallpaper by Dupenny. Why sneak to a phonebox to speak to your favourite fun-loving Ukrainian transsexual when you can dial her/his digits from the comfort of your own living room?  

100% Design is on at Earl's Court 2, London, from now until 27 September. www.100percentdesign.co.uk