Design is moving away from consumer use and production and get closer to museum pieces and art. Its good to have a concept but the designed object should be rather a product than a story.
How can you call yourself a designer if your product has no potential use or can not be produced on a bigger scale to bring it to the people you designed it for, and you product is only be understood and desired by the select few who visit the musea's to read the descriptions on the pedestal where you piece is shown. " DO NOT TOUCH PLEASE", but this is design , not art. It should be touched and used and admired.... because of its ingenuity. not because of its provocation of it.
A designed product should be always in favor of the user. Off course a design should start with a strong concept, but the product is the goal and not only serve a artistic purpose.