“Should be required reading for artists, designers, consumers and anyone who has ever bought or thrown away a toaster….” —NPR
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In the 21st century, is it still possible for one person to create an everyday household object from scratch? A graduate student at London’s Royal College of Art, Thomas Thwaites was determined to find out.
Selecting as his test one of the most commonplace consumer goods there is, Thwaites sets out to build a toaster. The Toaster Project is the story of his quest, beginning with raw materials he pulls out of the ground himself, and ending nine months later with a home-made approximation of a product his local appliance store sells for less than £4.