Welcome to Harrumpf,

the home of bad design. Here’s where silly, irritating products get shamed, and where products that strike you as well-designed get a Hurrah.

Harrumpf is the creation of Tom and Bronwyn, two reasonably old, reasonably grumpy Australians, with typical shortcomings for their age – dodgy eyes, hearing not what it used to be, a bit of osteo-arthritis, you know the story. In addition, Tom is a hemiplegic, having lost the use of his left arm to polio as a young man.

We like our stuff to look good, but above all we want it to work well. If it comes to a contest between beauty and function, we’re going to pick function every time, because we believe that function and ergonomic excellence have a beauty all of their own.