How I built a toaster – from scratch

Author: Thomas Thwaites

It takes an entire civilisation to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil … It’s frankly amazing he got as far as he got. A parable of our interconnected society, for designers and consumers alike. Thomas Thwaites says he is a designer of sorts, of a speculative nature.

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