Functionality without beauty is meaningless.
Today I listened to S. Sagmeister shares his thoughts on a podcast about how Design without functionality will be embarrassing to us in the future and that he compared it to Soviet design following the collapse of the Bauhaus era.
Beauty is a human element that is needed in all parts of design. Design without beauty and fully functional fails to address the empathetic human centered approach of design. Design is meant to make people happy.