Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Cool toaster

George Watson has designed an elegant and functional toaster. He writes: [edited]

There has been little development of the toaster since the start of the century, while other appliances have developed and improved, incorporating new technologies and thinking, the toaster has remained relatively untouched.

When the toaster was first invented eating toast was a social activity that took place at the breakfast table. These days, toasters have been relegated to objects hidden away in the kitchen landscape.

This toaster is designed to engage the user, re-invigorating the social context of toasting by questioning everything about what we toast with today. I was also keen to make a playful object that you would be proud of having on your breakfast table.

Slip-moulded bone china allowed me to create this intricate and sculptural form, but also provided the material longevity that I required. This is a toaster that brings life and joy to a stagnant domestic appliance.


Major Look said...

If that works, then it is a seriously cool - or is that 'HOT' toaster?

Looked on the web page and there is a nice description of how it works - I'll have one - so long as it is fast enough!

Anonymous said...

Nice toaster but it doesn't match the one shown on the ACEHardware sight listed on the page at all. But it does have the same part number. What gives?? 'Cause the wife wants one right-a-way

Anonymous said...

Looks like a sex toy! Thats hot!

Anonymous said...

this sure looks like a bunch of dildos lol