It’s true. There’s something about turning things that aren’t toast into toast that seems to appeal to designers right now. A thumb-sucking trend-spotter (GUILTY!) might say this is because toast is warm and comfortable which makes it especially appealing in these unsettled times. However what I really say is pass the marmalade.
Fifth: The toast clock.
Seventh: Toast for your charm bracelet. (BTW, other foods also available.)
Ninth: Toast greeting cards.
Tenth: A cell-phone holder.
Eleventh: A costume.
All this focus on toast has also meant ongoing design refinement of the actual thing that produces the heated bread product.
Herewith some of my favorite strange toaster designs:
The need for the above can be seen below:
And two great toasters that so far are only concepts.
And then … Through a scanner lightly browned