FLOAT

 
wall mounted toaster

Perfect fit for a modern

lifestyle

A day starts with a toast. Toasters are one of the key products every kitchen will have. What if Delorean DMC is launching toaster to the market?

BRIEF

 

“You are working at a famous design studio and you have been approached by a popular car company, they want you to design a toaster that can toast bread with a design language of one of their car models."

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RESEARCH

By analyzing the customer observation, the issues of existing toasters and expectations of new ones are numerous.

In this world of limited space, a single purpose product like toaster needs to take less foot space. By making it wall mounted, the foot space is reduced and the whole appearance of the kitchen is enhanced. 

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TOASTER SCENARIO

Hungry
Wants to toast bread
Inserts bread to the slots
Sets on the correct level of timing
Presses to lower the bread
Pops out toasted bread 
Eats :)

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ISSUES

Difficult to toast small breads
Difficulty in cleaning crumbs
Burnt bread is common
Hot metal body may cause accidents

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USER EXPECTATION

Effective
Ease of use
Single purpose
Deal time to be less
Desired toast level
Countertop product
Consistency of toast
To blend with environment

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PERSONA

Single Folks
Married Folks
College Folks
Small Families

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FORM ANALYSIS

As an inspiration the car chosen was Delorean DMC - 12. Which was a
revolutionary in every perspective; in its design and style. They tried to change the existing trends in the market at that time.

My approach towards the inspiration is not only the form of the car, but also the design philosophy of Delorean DMC.

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MOODBOARD

Iconic
Futuristic

Limited
Sharp
Fresh

Speed

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IDEATIONS

Exploration starts with the traditional table top toaster styles and gradually drifted towards the wall mounted concepts. One is front loading toaster which provides easiness for the loading and removal of even small size bread. Other is normal top loading toaster with the side open glass window which facilitates proper feedback to the user. 

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All dimensions in MM

WORKING SCENARIOS

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1

FEEDING THE BREAD

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2

SETTING TOASTING LEVEL

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3

PRESS 'START'

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4

SEE THROUGH TO CHECK THE TOASTING LEVEL

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5

CHECK TIME REMAINING

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6

AUTOMATICALLY OPENS ONCE THE TOAST IS DONE

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7

GRAB THE TOAST

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8

PRESS 'CLOSE' FOR CLOSING THE TRAY

FLOAT

wall mount toaster

WALL MOUNT

Less foot space

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TILTED DOOR LOADING

Tilted at an angle of 14 degree for easy placing of bread

SEE THROUGH

To check the toasting level
without burning

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FEED THROUGH

Easy removal of crumbs
Small breads can be toasted

MATERIALS AND PROCESSES

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DOOR GRIP
Black Matte
PBT - Polybutylene 
Terephthalate
Injection Molding

SEE THROUGH GLASS
Clear + Black coated 
Ceramic Glass with IR Coated

BACK PANEL
Black Matte
PBT - Polybutylene 
Terephthalate
Injection Molding

POWER OUTLET

TRAY
Black Matte
PBT - Polybutylene 
Terephthalate
Injection Molding

CONTROL BUTTONS
Black Glossy
PBT - Polybutylene 
Terephthalate
Injection Molding

DISPLAY

SIDE COVER
Metallic Silver
PBT - Polybutylene 
Terephthalate
Injection Molding

PROTOTYPING AND EXHIBITION

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