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Mar 29, 2012

Ceramics for Breakfast: The Glide Toaster

With the exception of a few aesthetic developments, there's been very little to no change to the design of the home toaster: a little lever, some heated wires, and after a few minutes, toast pops out. But, back when the appliance first came around, "eating toast was a social activity that took place on the breakfast table."

This totally different take on the toaster seeks to re-engage the user, and it looks super fun to use.

The Glide toaster by George Watson seeks to "[re-invigorate] the social context of toasting by questioning everything about what we toast with today."

He says, "I was also keen to make playful object to be proud of having on your breakfast table. Slip moulded bone china allowed me 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, and iconic object for the home."

Learn more about its design and the way it works at Design Boom

 

 

 

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Fred van der Linden on Oct 02, 2017:

Is the glide toaster in production? And if so, do you know where I can buy it?

Kind regards,

Fred