- May 21, 2014
- Posted by: admin
- Category: TED Videos: Ideas Worth Spreading
Thomas Thwaites: How I built a toaster — from scratch
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.
Thomas Thwaites is a designer “of a more speculative sort,” he says. Full bio