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ceramics for breakfast

jan 19, 2007
glide by george watson from uk

designer's own words:


There has been little development of the toaster since the start of the century, whilst other appliances have developed and improved incorporating new technologies and thinking, toaster have remained relatively untouched. When the toaster was first invented eating toast was a social activity that took place on the breakfast table, these days toasters have been relegated to cheap plastic 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 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.

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  • I love this toaster ! Where can I get one?

    Sandy foster says:
  • Where can I get my hands on one? I am in love!

    Cassandra Moloney says:
  • Want one! will it be available to purchase?

    Janis says:
  • How long does it take to toast the bread? And is just a concept idea, or are they available? If available, where? I very interested in this, I think it is a new idea for the toaster, just concerned on how long it would take to toast each piece of bread. Email me a response please.

    Chanda Welch says:
  • I would like to purchase one

    Alicia says:
  • Is it available to be purchased anywhere?

    Jen says:
  • I love this toaster! Where can i purchase it from!

    Tammy says:
  • i would like to purchase this, can you plase provide deatils on where i can buy it

    Dana says:

    Kimmers says:
  • I want one!!! where can I find one?

    Susannah says:
  • It’s not american made. I’m guessing europe by the looks of the plug on it.

    kris says:
  • Where can I get one, on line?

    aloysia says:
  • Sadly, it is a prototype only. I worked with George a few years ago with a mind to developing the concept but I believe he is now working on other projects. A shame as I loved the concept.

    Martin says:
  • Do you make an Aussie plug version of this Magnificent toaster?
    Cheers deb

    Deb says:
  • shut up and take my money!!!!!

    Suzanne says:
  • Where can I buy one?

    Luci Hill says:
  • Brilliant idea. Very sad that it is just a concept and not available.

    Lin N says:
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