Designer Thomas Thwaites hilariously relates his mission to build a toaster from scratch, resulting in an intriguing examination of the industrial processes surrounding our lives. Thwaites was inspired by a line from the book 'A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,' which states "left to his own devices he couldn't build a toaster. He could just about make a sandwich and that was it."
To begin, Thomas Thwaites took apart a seven dollar toaster into its 400 separate pieces. Thomas Thwaites' journey to build a toaster took him to an iron ore mine in an attempt to create steel, which requires many tries. Thwaites' attempt to build the toaster produced a fascinating exploration of the industrial materials and processes that surround us and on which we rely daily.
Stats for Industrial DIY
Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 376 clicks in 217 w
Interest: > 3 minutes
Concept: Thomas Thwaites
Related: 13 examples / 10 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
Comparison Set: 5 similar articles, including: engineering evolution, the beauty of infographics, and saving food with design.
More Stats +/-
The Beauty of Infographics
Saving Food With Design
Empowering Fringe Culture
Thomas Thwaites Keynotes
Keynotes by Thomas Thwaites examine his design mission to create a toaster from scratch. Thwaites...
Get inspired by our collection of 2,000+ keynote speaker videos and 100+ courses of innovative content.