Thomas Thwaites

How I built a toaster -- from scratch

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It takes an entire civilization 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.

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Thomas Thwaites · Designer

Thomas Thwaites is a designer "of a more speculative sort," he says.

Thomas Thwaites is a designer "of a more speculative sort," he says.