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.

That could be one answer of the typical "Why do you collect toasters?"-question I often hear when people see my toaster-wall in my loft. The next point is something I would describe as an "cultural or historical aspect": The design of each single toaster is like a small window to the design trend of the corresponding decade and country. The variety of designs is unbelievable: There are Art Deco and Art Nouveau toasters, raw or crazy technical constructions, streamlined toasters from the 50ies and porcelain pieces matching to the flower patterns of contemporary dinnerware.

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