The Toaster Museum

Toastermuseum.com is billed as the world’s largest Online Toaster Exhibition:

The revelation that somebody collects toasters often leads to the same reaction: awkward pause, nervous laugh, then: “…Toasters?” The problem is not, to collect toasters. The problem is, to have hundreds of them. The result: They simply call you crazy. Well, and sometimes I think they are right!

It’s amazing that a simple technical task – e.g. toasting bread – can be celebrated in so many different ways. I was deeply impressed, how much creativity engineers spent on flipping bread! Being a designer, this fact fascinates and inspires me every day.

The author states:

The ‘trip’ began at a flea market in San Francisco a few years ago. I came across my first old toaster, a beautiful chrome pop up monster. A few weeks later in Holland I bought one of the ugliest toasters ever made: The HAGEKA from the German Democratic Republic. Now, a couple of years later, I am proud to present a collection of nearly 600 different pieces.

You can see the collection “pop” over to the website.


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